Venue: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 26-30 March, 2007
"Telling Bodies: Practices, Discourses, Looks"
The body in the 21st century is everything but a certainty, a condition which raises an infinite number of questions. This Conference intends thus to be an interdisciplinary meeting point for discussing the body as a central cultural construction.
-Suggested thematic areas:
Body and literature: the body as text and as literary theme...
Body and culture: fashion, media, popular culture...
Body and thought: language, theology, scientific discourse...
Body and norms: deviant and deviated bodies, transsexuality, transgendered bodies, monstrosity...
Body and technology: artificiality, cyberbodies, surgery, bodybuilding...
-Conference languages: The official languages of the Conference are Catalan, Spanish and English. Contributions in Galician, Portuguese, French, and Italian are also welcomed.
-Papers: Should not exceed 2,500 words, excluding bibliography. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes. A volume of selected paper will published, for which authors will given full instructions in due time.
-Abstracts: Please e-mail 150-300 word abstracts including: keywords in English and Spanish, your full name, institutional affiliation, email and postal address before November 30, 2006 (to: firstname.lastname@example.org). Acceptance of proposals will be notified by December 20, 2006.
- participants presenting papers: 90 euros
- attendance without paper presentation: 25 euros
Fees should be transferred to bank account number 2013 0692 80 0202511758.
Research Group “Body and Textuality”
Coordinator: Dr. Meri Torras
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
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