UPDATE: [Theory] Panel CFP on "Reconstructed Bodies" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Richard Lovegreen

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the construction of
the human body. Papers may examine any aspect of the body, including
specific texts and/or critical and cultural sources. How are modern
bodies constructed and reconstructed physically after being disabled,
injured, or seen as unfit? What effects do enhancements such as
reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, mechanical and electronic
prosthetics have upon one’s society and the self? Do these
constructions and reconstructions influence and change notions of gender,
sex, self, and reproduction?

Other Potential Topics Include:
psychological implications and shattered selves
social displacement
fictional and non-fictional narratives of shattered bodies
bodies and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

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