CFP: Michigan Feminist Studies--Bodies: Physical and Abstract
Michigan Feminist Studies seeks submissions for its 2005-2006 issue: Bodies: Physical & Abstract
There is a rich history of feminist discourse, research, and analysis connected to the body. Some of these analyses have addressed the anorectic body or media representations of the female body. Others have explored the body in terms of physical and sexualized violence. Still others have focused on the body in terms of reproduction and reproductive control. Meanwhile, other discourses have interrogated the functioning and impact of abstract bodies, such as governing bodies and bodies of disciplinary knowledge. This volume of Michigan Feminist Studies seeks to further engage with the subject of the body, with some new areas for possible focus and exploration. This issue will incorporate feminist research, discussions, readings, analyses and critiques that grapple with the body/bodies in both their physical and abstract forms. We are especially interested in submissions that draw linkages between physical and abstract bodies. We welcome contributions from all disciplines.
We also invite book and film reviews and visual studies related to this topic, as well as visual materials that may be considered for reproduction on the cover of this volume.
Topics may include: bodies of literature; cyber and/or virtual bodies; transnational and/or transglobal bodies; bodies of research; transgender, transsexual and/or intersexed bodies; liminal bodies; social bodies; imagined bodies; bodies of knowledge; political bodies; governing bodies; “other(ed/ing)” bodies; bodies at war and/or warring bodies; classed bodies; colonized and/or colonizing bodies; sick, dying and/or dead bodies; the body as a canvas; bodies as weapons; disabled bodies; raced and racialized bodies; bodies as tools; disembodiment; classified bodies and/or bodies in the classifieds; bodies in movement(s) and/or motion; fat bodies; legislative bodies; bodies as subject and/or object; non-normative and/or normative bodies.
Michigan Feminist Studies is an annual publication edited by graduate students at the University of Michigan. MFS particularly encourages interdisciplinary submissions, and has published papers in many disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, sociology, psychology, literature, language & linguistics, science studies, history, philosophy, art history, film, political science, and education. Emerging and established scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, and activists are invited to apply.
Manuscripts should be 4000-6000 words and double-spaced. Please submit three single-sided copies, and include a 150-200 word abstract, brief biographical note, institutional and departmental affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Papers may be submitted in the accepted format of your academic discipline (e.g., MLA, APA). If your paper is selected, you will be asked to submit an electronic file.
Mail submissions to: Michigan Feminist Studies
1122 Lane Hall
204 South State Street
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290
Submissions Deadline: January 05, 2006
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