Call for Book Proposals

deadline for submissions: 
October 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in Somaesthetics: Embodied Perspectives in Philosophy, the Arts and the Human Sciences
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Studies in Somaesthetics: Embodied Perspectives in Philosophy, the Arts and the Human Sciences 

Series editor: Richard Shusterman, Florida Atlantic University, USA

This series aims to publish monographs and anthologies of new research in the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics. The field can be briefly defined as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the soma as our medium of perceptual appreciation (aesthesis) and performance but also as the site of our expressive self-fashioning. Somaesthetics is, therefore, concerned with a wide diversity of knowledge forms, discourses, social practices and institutions, cultural traditions and values, and bodily disciplines that structure (or could improve) such somatic understanding and cultivation. It is not limited to one theoretical field, academic or professional vocabulary, cultural ideology, or particular set of bodily disciplines. Rather it aims to provide a more fruitful interaction and integration of the very diverse forms of somatic knowledge currently being practiced and pursued.

Initially the books would focus on the key disciplines and research areas from which somaesthetics emerged and in which it has been most actively researched. These are philosophy, aesthetics, cultural studies, gender theory, design studies, health studies, performance studies (including music, dance, and theatre), sports studies, art history, education, social and political theory, human-computer technology, and gaming. The desired manuscript should be at least 80,000 words in length, including notes and references. For more information about the series, see For information about format and house style, consult the Brill Author Guide at:

Book proposals should be sent to Richard Shusterman,