[UPDATE - NEW DATE] Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th APRIL 2010

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Caroline Walters, The University of Exeter
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Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe
Third Annual Postgraduate Conference
The University of Exeter

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations
Friday 9th April 2010

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender. Previous research into this field has often urged overly simplistic hegemonic models of practices, desires and identities, which this conference hopes to reassess. Our main objective is to explore the challenges of not only researching, including but also re-positioning so-called 'forgotten bodies' in academic programmes.

Since this is an interdisciplinary conference it will include papers from a variety of disciplines including, but not restricted to, cultural studies, gender studies, history, literary studies, media studies, psychology and sociology. Accordingly each panel will contain papers from a variety of angles. Themes for the panels include the following: fat studies, genre, methodologies for representing forgotten bodies, psychoanalytic approaches, queer bodies and self-harm.

Confirmed Keynote:
Dr Kaye Mitchell (The University of Manchester)
Title: tbc

For conference enquiries please contact Caroline Walters at cjw222@exeter.ac.uk.

Registration for this conference is open until 26th March 2010.
To register please see the website ( http://www.sall.ex.ac.uk/content/view/2640/184/ ) for the form, which will be available shortly or e-mail the SALL Research Office at sall-research@exeter.ac.uk.