Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts (9/24)

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The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
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Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 19-20, 2011 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Regarding the body as sentient, purposive subjectivity (rather than mere physical flesh), the conference will focus on ways that somatic mindfulness can contribute to health, healing, and aesthetic experience. Papers dealing with disciplines of mindful body consciousness (Asian and Western) and their applications in the areas of wellness, fitness, and the arts are especially welcome.

Abstracts of 250 words, and a current cv, should be sent electronically as attachments, no later than September 24, 2010, to Richard Shusterman at bodymindculture@fau.edu
Please direct conference inquiries to the same address. Further conference information will be made available at http://www.fau.edu/bodymindculture, where you can also consult the programs of our prior international conferences. Prospective speakers will be notified by October 25, 2010.

Keynote Speaker: Anne Harrington, D. Phil., Professor for the History of Science,Harvard University and author of The Cure Within