CFP: Fat Studies (5/15/06; Midwest PCA/ACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Boslaugh, Sarah
contact email: 
Boslaugh_S@kids.wustl.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS: FAT STUDIES=20
MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Proposals are being accepted for the Midwest PCA /ACA (Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association) Conference in Indianapolis,
IN, Oct. 27-29, 2006, in the area of Fat Studies. Papers and panel
suggestions can be from any field of study and are welcomed from=20
academics/researchers/intellectuals/activists/artists at any stage in
their career.=20
Fat studies is an interdisciplinary field and potential topics include
(but are not limited to):
* changing historical definitions and valuations of obesity
* portrayal of fat people in literature, nonfiction and film
* changing definitions of the "beautiful" body type in art and
popular culture
* portrayal of fat people in popular culture
* cultural definitions and meaning of fat from around the world
* the movement for fat acceptance
* legal and social discrimination against fat people
* history and critique of dieting and other weight-loss procedures
* fatness and sexuality in gay and straight cultures
By May 15, 2006, please send abstract of 250 words or completed paper to

Sarah Boslaugh at boslaugh_s_at_kids.wustl.edu=20
Please include your complete contact information, and a CV and/or 50
word=20
bio along with anticipated A/V needs. Only DVD players will be available
at the conference and must be requested at the time of abstract
submission. We also have openings for respondents and discussants so if
interested send your contact information along with topics of interest.

For further information, contact:=20

Sarah Boslaugh, PhD
Senior Statistical Data Analyst
Dept. of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8208
St. Louis, MO 63110

boslaugh_s_at_kids.wustl.edu
(314) 286-1022
(314) 286-2893 (fax)

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches