CFP: [Graduate] The Body Conference - Call for Papers (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

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Rebecca Green
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The Body Conference - Call for Papers
Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Researcher and Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 June 2008

The principal aim of ‘The Body’ conference is to encourage doctoral
researchers to consider how ‘The Body’ may come to bear on their own
subjects of research. ‘The Body’ is intended to encompass ideology and
society, e.g. the physical body used as an analogy or metaphor for the
social body, as well as for a corpus of knowledge, legal person, ‘person’
of the state, the body politic, and the body as a site of contention in
sexual politics.

Proposals for panels and papers are invited from PhD students across
Wales, the UK and overseas. Current panels include:

Body and Ritual (religious ritual, cultural ritual, the supernatural,
Body and Landscape (space, urban landscape, environment, cultural sites,
interaction between people and heritage, communities)
Body and Performance (dance, music, display, performance art, gesture)
Representing the Body (media, art, art and description)
Body and Identity (body as a source of identity, cross cultural
perceptions of the body, connection between body and identity, gender)
The Body as a Metaphor / Language and the Body (literature, non-verbal
communication/body language, linguistics, Welsh Culture/language)
Active and Interactive Bodies (sport, war, physical and social
interaction, community)
Body Politic (person of the state, body as state)
Rights of the Body (human rights, humanitarianism)
Body of Knowledge (corpus, memory)
Clothing the Body (body art, piercing, tattoos, clothing, fashion history)

Please note that suggestions are welcome for additional panel titles.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday 10 April 2008. To submit a paper,
please send a 200-word abstract to Papers should
be 20 minutes maximum and proposals should include contact details and a
brief biographical note.

For further details please go to or contact
Rebecca Green at

The Body Conference is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research
Council and Cardiff University.

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