An International Conference
The Black Body:
The organizing Committee, the Center for Black Diaspora and the Center for the Study of Race and Bioethics are pleased to announce an international conference on The Black Body: Imagining, Writing and (Re)Reading to be held at DePaul University, April 23-24, 2004. The conference will explore the ways in which the Black body has been constituted as a site for the construction and maintenance of social and political power. The conference will explore the changing discourse on the Black body, its production, policing, regulation, disfiguring, and the how different disciplines have been deployed to map, project and inscribe different symbolic meanings. In particular the conference seeks to advance scholarly interests in the significance of the Black body, how it is imagined, contested and (re)read polysemically.
Proposed papers should fit into one of the following themes around which the conference is organized:
Myth, Desire and Fantasy
Policing and Disciplining
Loathing, Disfiguring and Disappearance
Aesthetics and Politics of the Body
Mapping Bodily Resistance
Papers will be considered on any of the related themes. Proposals of approximately 300-word abstracts should be submitted to Organizing Committee DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Monday, December 1, 2003.
Send proposals to the address below. Proposals can be accepted by e-mail as a Microsoft Word attachment, with a subject line reading "The Black Body" via email below.
For more information call or fax.
Center for Black Diaspora
Conference on the Black Body
Attn: Organizing Committee
2320 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3250
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