CFP: Michigan Feminist Studies––Bodies: Physical and Abstract (1/5/06; journal issue)

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Emily S. Lutenski
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Michigan Feminist Studies seeks submissions for its 2005-2006 issue: Bodies:
Physical & Abstract

There is a rich history of feminist discourse, research, and analysis connected
to the body. Some of these analyses have addressed the anorectic body or media
representations of the female body. Others have explored the body in terms of
physical and sexualized violence. Still others have focused on the body in
terms of reproduction and reproductive control. Meanwhile, other discourses
have interrogated the functioning and impact of abstract bodies, such as
governing bodies and bodies of disciplinary knowledge. This volume of Michigan
Feminist Studies seeks to further engage with the subject of the body, with
some new areas for possible focus and exploration. This issue will incorporate
feminist research, discussions, readings, analyses and critiques that grapple
with the body/bodies in both their physical and abstract forms. We are
especially interested in submissions that draw linkages between physical and
abstract bodies. We welcome contributions from all disciplines.

We also invite book and film reviews and visual studies related to this topic,
as well as visual materials that may be considered for reproduction on the
cover of this volume.

Topics may include: bodies of literature; cyber and/or virtual bodies;
transnational and/or transglobal bodies; bodies of research; transgender,
transsexual and/or intersexed bodies; liminal bodies; social bodies; imagined
bodies; bodies of knowledge; political bodies; governing bodies;
"other(ed/ing)" bodies; bodies at war and/or warring bodies; classed bodies;
colonized and/or colonizing bodies; sick, dying and/or dead bodies; the body as
a canvas; bodies as weapons; disabled bodies; raced and racialized bodies;
bodies as tools; disembodiment; classified bodies and/or bodies in the
classifieds; bodies in movement(s) and/or motion; fat bodies; legislative
bodies; bodies as subject and/or object; non-normative and/or normative bodies.

Michigan Feminist Studies is an annual publication edited by graduate students
at the University of Michigan. MFS particularly encourages interdisciplinary
submissions, and has published papers in many disciplines, including (but not
limited to) anthropology, sociology, psychology, literature, language &
linguistics, science studies, history, philosophy, art history, film, political
science, and education. Emerging and established scholars, graduate students,
independent scholars, and activists are invited to apply.

Manuscripts should be 4000-6000 words and double-spaced. Please submit three
single-sided copies, and include a 150-200 word abstract, brief biographical
note, institutional and departmental affiliation, address, telephone number,
and e-mail address. Papers may be submitted in the accepted format of your
academic discipline (e.g., MLA, APA). If your paper is selected, you will be
asked to submit an electronic file.

Mail submissions to: Michigan Feminist Studies
                     1122 Lane Hall
                     204 South State Street
                     The University of Michigan
                     Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290

Submissions deadline: January 05, 2006

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