CfP: BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation (05/2018, Newcastle); DL: 20.01.2018

A one-day student led conference at Northumbria University (Web)

Time: 3rd May 2018
Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
Abstract Submission: 20 January 2018

  • Keynote: Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths University

„BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to draw together a range of approaches and methodologies for exploring various facets of the contemporary shift towards studies of the body and emotions in the humanities.

Papers may choose to respond to recent scholarship in affect studies, new materialisms, posthumanism, grotesque theory, feminist theory or queer theory. We invite new perspectives on modes of depicting bodies and emotions, and on representations of physical difference. Broader still, we welcome papers which consider how the somatic and affective turn may influence our understanding of subjectivity, politics, ethics and aesthetics.“ Read more … (Web)