CFP: The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English (UK) (no deadline noted; ESSE, 8/29/06-9/2/06)

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Marta Fernández Morales
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ESSE-8: LONDON 200629 August â€" 2 September 2006

Seminar Call for Papers:

"The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English: Cultural and
Political Implications"
Convenor: Professor Dr Sabine Coelsch-Foisner (University of Salzburg)
Co-convenor: Dr Marta Fernández Morales (University of the Balearic
Islands) Email:

Issues related to the human body and its cultural implications are
recurrent as themes and as strategies in contemporary literatures in
English. Both socio-cultural developments and research activities in the
life sciences have opened up new scenarios for (re-) conceptualising the
human body along political, social, medical as well as fantastic lines.
With contributions based on the analysis of texts coming from various
cultural traditions, this seminar offers the possibility of discovering
and discussing different approaches to phenomena such as anorexia
nervosa, (self-)mutilation, body modification or transformation,
disciplinary and monitoring practices, as they are presented in recent
literary works in English.

Please send your abstracts directly to both Dr Coelsch-Foisner and Dr
Fernández Morales.

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