CFP: Fat Studies (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynda L. Hinkle
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS: FAT STUDIES

 

NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

2006 JOINT CONFERENCE

April 12 - 15, 2006
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

 

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to
http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.

Fat Studies - an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that
confronts and critiques cultural constraints against the fat body and
creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance within mass society.

Proposals are being accepted for the PCA /ACA (Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association) National Conference in Atlanta,
GA, April 12-16 2006 in the area of Fat Studies. Papers and panel
suggestions can be from any field of study and are welcomed from
academics/researchers/intellectuals/activists/artists at any stage in their
career.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

        - the representation of fat people in literature, film, music
or in nonfiction
        - cultural considerations of the fat body in various parts of
the world
        - the cultural or philosophical meanings of fat
        - the fat guest on talk shows or in newsmagazines
        - fat acceptance/activism
        - historical views of fat
        - approaches to fat and body image in psychotherapy
        - fat children: literature, media, pedagogical approaches
        - fat and race, ethnicity, class and/or religious background,
ability, feminism
        - history/critique of diet books and scams
        - the place of fataphobia or fat oppression in the economic
system

By November 1, 2005, please send abstract of 250 words or completed paper to
Lynda_hinkle_at_yahoo.com <mailto:Lynda_hinkle_at_yahoo.com> (preferred) or:

Lynda Hinkle
Rutgers University
English Department
311 North Fifth Street
Room 445
Camden, NJ 08012

Please include your complete contact information, and a CV and/or 50 word
bio along with anticipated A/V needs.

Complete papers for those accepted will be due to area chair by February 15.
Presenters must become members of the Popular Culture Association. Find
more information on the conference and organization at
<http://www.popularculture.org>.

Please repost this CFP widely.

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  Lynda L. Hinkle
                        Lynda_Hinkle_at_yahoo.com | (609) 680-2848
                        http://clam.rutgers.edu/~llhinkle
"You cannot teach anyone anything; you can only help them find it within
themselves." - Gallileo
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cfp categories: 
film_and_television