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.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Depictions of bodies across space and time
- Embodied emotions and theories of affect
- Negotiating gender through the body
- Sexuality and the body
- Disabled bodies
- Bodies and issues of subjectivity, selfhood, privacy and publicity
- Bodies and the impact of class, race and ethnicity
- Representations of sensory experience
- Bodies and issues of religion, politics and ethics
- Bodies as narrative devices
- Non-human, inanimate and posthuman bodies
We welcome Masters, PhD and post-doctoral students. To participate, please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing an abstract of between 200-300 words and a biography no longer than 150 words.
The deadline for submission is 20 January 2018, and we will inform participants around the end of February.