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    Call for Papers | Physical Cultures of The Body | A New Virtual Conference, January 15, 2021. Call ends November 6, 2020

    The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports is proud to announce a virtual conference focused on historical and other humanities-based approaches to the study of physical culture. We define physical culture as “the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, improve their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.”

    Call for Papers | The Remains of the Body: Legacy and Cultural Memory of Bodies in World Culture | One-day conference, University of Warwick, May 22, 2020. Call ends...

    This conference intends to tackle the current issue of how bodies are marked, organised and produced as cultural entities that leave traces into the world imagery after their total or partial material dissolution. Particularly, the conference’s goal is to gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars exploring the way in which the body, or parts of it, is preserved and remembered in time in different aspects of cultural representation, in order to evaluate its cultural impact.

    Call for Chapter Proposals | Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture (Edited collection; publishing interest from Routledge). Call ends August 31, 2020

    Through critically informed narrative analysis of contemporary literature, films, web series, advertisements, newspaper columns, and social media postings, among others, Female Body Image in Contemporary Indian Literature and Popular Culture attempts to bring together essays that highlight how millions of Indian women languish under the everyday experience of beauty labor hoping to appear normatively beautiful.

    Forum for idræt, Årg. 34, 2019

    Tidsskriftet Forum for Idræt er en online publikation, der udgiver forskning, formidling og debat om idræt inden for det samfundsvidenskabelige og humanistiske fagområde. Foreningen bag tidsskriftet, Forum for Idræt, Historie og Samfund (FIHS), har eksisteret siden 1985. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: FODBOLD FITNESS: MERE AF DET SAMME ELLER ET BRUD MED FRITIDSFODBOLDENS STI? by Søren Bennike, Laila Ottesen.

    Forum for idræt, Årg. 33, 2018

    Tidsskriftet Forum for Idræt er en online publikation, der udgiver forskning, formidling og debat om idræt inden for det samfundsvidenskabelige og humanistiske fagområde. Foreningen bag tidsskriftet, Forum for Idræt, Historie og Samfund (FIHS), har eksisteret siden 1985. Indtil en navneændring i 2007 var foreningen kendt under navnet Dansk Idrætshistorisk Forening – Krop og Kultur.

    Call for Papers | “Bodywork in Canada” | A volume from Canadian Scholars Press, edited by Dr. Valerie Zawilski. Call ends April 30, 2019

    How do we perceive our selves and our bodies in relation to our physical, geographical, social, cultural, political, psychological, and spiritual environments? The editor seeks chapter proposals that use intersectional methodological and theoretical frameworks to examine political and socio-historical discourses that have shaped bodywork in Canadian society.

    Call for Abstracts | The Speculative Body: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Televisual Imagination | Call ends October 15, 2018

    We understand “body” in a broad sense, both encompassing but also expanding outside of the (presumed) domains of gender, race, and sexuality to question and destabilize the boundaries of both the human and the national “body”. All disciplines are welcome, but writers must anchor their analysis in a televisual story accessible to US audiences.

    Call for Abstracts | “Somaesthetics and Sport” | Special Volume of Studies in Somaesthetics. Call ends November 15, 2018

    We welcome contributions from scholars, from any discipline and on any aspect of sport, with an interest in cultivating the dialogue between sport and somaesthetics. We are interested not only in applications of somaesthetics to sport, but in ways that the study of sport may contribute new questions, topics, and methods to somaesthetics.

    Call for Participation | “The future of research in Body Culture and Play”. In memoriam Henning Eichberg | University of Southern Denmark, November 2, 2018. Call ends October 24,...

    Henning Eichberg passed away on the 22nd of April, 2017. His last book, Play in Philosophy and Social Thought, was posthumously published in August 2018 by Routledge, edited by Signe Højbjerre Larsen. To celebrate the publication, to remember Henning Eichberg, and to discuss his concept of and research in body culture and play, we are hosting a seminar on Friday the 2nd of November.

    Call for Papers | Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art | September 14–15, 2018, Kings College London. Call ends July...

    At the centre of both sport and cultural performance are bodies. In the spectacles of professional or amateur sport, plays, musicals, dance, and opera, bodies are made to transcend their fleshly existence by the mise-en-scène and the audience contract. The (sport) spectacle transforms the embodied subject of the athlete/actor into a representation of human potential and possibility.
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