[Deadline Extended]

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Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

[Deadline Extended to March 8th, 2015]

Call for Papers and Presentations

This conference seeks to be the first of its kind that is dedicated to questions of anarchism in conjunction with questions about the body conceived of as real, social, perceived, constructed, or institutionalized. The conference committee will consider papers that use anarchism to inform studies related to the body or studies related to the body informing anarchism. We encourage innovative papers that engage with multiple aspects of anarchism intersecting with multiple disciplines and fields. While we encourage innovation, radical thought, diversity, and interdisciplinarity, we ask that individuals explain how their argument or presentation is applicable or significant to the fields with which they engage to ensure a coherent program.

We will also host at least one session about the teaching (pedagogy and practice) of these issues in regards to anarchism or radical thought, and would encourage primary or secondary submissions from students and instructors who have taught these issues in various educational settings.

How to Submit

Individual Submissions:

Please email a 100-300 word abstract or description of your proposed paper or presentation to anarchismandthebodyconference@gmail.com by February 15th 2015. Please allow up to four weeks for a response.

Panel/Group Submissions:

We encourage attendees to submit proposals for pre-formed panels of 2-4 presenters focused on a central topic or question. If submitting a panel proposal, please have one member submit all proposals in one document with a few introductory sentences that describe the organization of the panel to anarchismandthebodyconference@gmail.com by March 8th 2015. Please allow up to four weeks for a response.

Multiple Submissions:

We all have a lot to say about a lot of different things! Please submit no more than three individual or panel submissions per person.

Conference presenters will have a chance to submit a revised work for a special edition of Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal.