CFP: Pathologies in Literature, Arts and Science (2/28/07; 8/20/07-8/21/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Willis M \(HASS\)
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Questions of embodiment in literature, arts and sciences


The Inaugural International Conference of the=20

Glamorgan Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science


August 20-21, 2007


Plenary Speakers:

Tim Armstrong, Kelly Hurley & Jonathan Sawday


The newly formed Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science, based =
at the University of Glamorgan, would welcome papers on topics falling =
under the title of 'Pathologies'. Abstracts of no more than one page of =
A4 (approx 400-500 words) should be sent to all of the Conference =
organisers, and Co-Directors of the Centre, Professor Andrew Smith, =
Professor Jeff Wallace and Dr Martin Willis by February 28, 2007. =
Decisions will be made in March 2007.


=B7 To consider how the body has been pathologized is to ask =
questions of what it means to be human. As the originating site of =
humanity the body (extending from the individual to society and nation) =
is the physical, metaphorical and philosophical place for the =
inscription of selfhood, identity, normality and change. The multiple =
pathologies of the body invite us to reflect upon bodily conditions and =
behaviours that mark out the boundaries of the individual, the social =
and the national as well as their transgressions. Where does the self =
begin and end? How do we construct normality, deformity, and =
monstrosity? How do culture, society and the individual relate and =
connect across the many pathologies that invade, infect, distress and =
reconstruct the human?


This conference invites the submission of abstracts for 20 minute papers =
dealing with pathologies (broadly defined) across the intersections of =
literature and science or the arts and science. Papers may deal with any =
historical, artistic or literary period. Topics may include, but are =
certainly not limited to, the following:


? Representations of disease

? The Socio-politics of medical research

? The art and science of early modern medicine/pathology

? Dissection

? The body and the machine

? Gothic bodies

? Cultural pathologies of identity

=B7 Pathologizing gender through science

=B7 Neurasthenia and modernism

=B7 The degenerate body


Please send your abstract, together with your name, university =
affiliation and position to all of =
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at: Glamorgan Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science (RCLAS), =
Science Imagined Conference, Department of Humanities and Social =
Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, UK.

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