Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2013

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Center for Body, Mind, and Culture (Florida Atlantic University)
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The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its second annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2013 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies.

Submissions should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length, including notes and references, and should be e-mailed in Word format to The deadline for submission of essays is September 1, 2013, and the prize winner will be announced in December 2013. Essays will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary panel of judges appointed by the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture.

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