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Poetics and policies of the body in the contemporaneity

Poétiques et politiques du corps dans la contemporanéité

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Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

From a comparing and transversal perspective, gathering different theoretical and artistic subjects, this congress aims at opening an interdisciplinary dialog, as well as  putting into play the different questions that contemporaneity asks about the body.Knowing their territorial cultural differences, each historical period produces a different concept of body and person, which is intimately connected to what goes around on the artistic, theoretical, technological, social, politic and economic fields that sustain it. From an interdisciplinary point of view, this meeting intends to propose and get on the tracks of an investigation that can favour understanding the construction of corporality in our contemporary context.

Announcement

Argument

From a comparing and transversal perspective, gathering different theoretical and artistic subjects, this congress aims at opening an interdisciplinary dialog, as well as putting into play the different questions that contemporaneity asks about the body.

Knowing their territorial cultural differences, each historical period produces a different concept of body and person, which is intimately connected to what goes around on the artistic, theoretical, technological, social, politic and economic fields that sustain it.

From an interdisciplinary point of view, this meeting intends to propose and get on the tracks of an investigation that can favour understanding the construction of corporality in our contemporary context.

Proposed Conference Tracks

Thinking the body

  • The body through religion
  • Body and absence
  • Cultural stereotypes of the body
  • Nudity and (absence of) sin
  • Body and economy
  • Body and health
  • Body and power
  • The Body and the Social and Human Sciences
  • Body and animality
  • Body cyborg
  • Body and corporation
  • Body and hexis / habitus

(Re)wrinting bodyscapes

  • Body & literature
  • Inscribing the body in the senses
  • Ghost and corporeality
  • Body and voice

Body & (Visual) arts

  • Representing the body in works of art
  • The body in photo, sculpture and paintings
  • The body in cinema and TV 
  • Body and performance
  • Body and theatre
  • Body and dance
  • Body-art

(Un)dressing the body

  • Body and fashion(s)
  • Body and figure
  • Vanity and public image
  • Fashion and eating disorders
  • Make-up and body painting
  • Piercing and tattoo

Body & communication

  • The body in the media / internet / television
  • The body in advertising
  • Erotic (re)writings of the body
  • The Collective Body (Audiences and Crowds)

Politics & Policies of the body

  • Surveillance Studies
  • Body and Law
  • The Body in Private and Public
  • The Body in Rural and Urban Contexts
  • The prisoner body

Sex(uality) & gender

  • Practices and speeches
  • Institutional policies
  • Self-perception of the body 
  • Hetero-perception of the body
  • Body Rental
  • Body and symbolic and erotic capital

Submission guidelines

Papers should broadly be set within the theme of the conference and into one of the proposed approaches, but it is possible to treat other questions of general interest.

Official languages will be Galician, French and English. Please note that no language restriction is set for the paper presentation, as long as they are a language known by at least 2 members of the scientific council.

Proposals of individual contributions should be sent in only one text file (example). The file should contain a title, a short abstract (around 200 words) and 6 keywords, with a mandatory translation of the keywords and abstract in English. The name(s) of the author(s) and his/her/their affiliations should be mentioned under the title, at the beginning of the file.

Only one file containing all necessary elements (and their translation in English) will be sent to the following email address: lecorps.info@gmail.com [Gonzalo Vázquez] with the subject title « PROPOSITION COMMUNICATION: COLLOQUE CORPS ».

before November 17, 2014.

The filename should follow this model: BODY+ name of the author + first letter of the first name + title of the paper: CORPS_Name_P_Titleofthepaper.doc

If a proposal is accepted by the members of the committee,  participants can hand in their individual papers about a specific subject, with a possible extension of 3000 words max (in this format), and presented in half an hour (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes of discussion). Some papers could be organised into round-tables. Even though every paper should be presented on site, the organizers reserve the possibility to set videoconferences.

Assessment process 

Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the committee members, on these criterions:

  • Relevance (linked to the conference’s theme) ;
  • Conceptual framework and problematic (theoretical framework, questions, goals, key references) ; processes (collections, corpus, tools, analysis) ;
  • Input (results, assessment, perspectives).

Schedule

The paper proposals that arrive before November 17 2014 will receive an acceptance notification on December 1 2014.

For authors whose papers are accepted the deadline is April 27 2015 in order to hand in the final written papers, which will be gathered for a later publication. The written papers should not be over 3000 words and must be adapted to the joined format.

  • June 15, 2014: Start of the call to paper.
  • November 17, 2014: Delivery time for the submission of proposed papers
  • December 1, 2015: Authors are notified of the results
  • February 4, 2015: Publication of the detailed programme of the conference
  • April 9 / 10 2015: Conference
  • April 27, 2015: Deadline for submitting accepted papers

Travel Grant

Registration to the conference, as a participant or a spectator, is completely free. The « Centre d’Etudes Galiciennes de Paris » reserves the right to offer travel grants.  [vid. Infra]

  • The Centre d'Études Galiciennes de Paris will offer two travel grants for submitters.
  • Trips for participants with selected papers and given the grant will be directly bought by the Centre d'Études Galiciennes de Paris, in no case will it be a reimbursement.
  • This grant is limited to MA or PhD students (with a certificate of enrolment for the current year) who request the grant when submitting the proposed paper.
  • Galician students, artists, writers and publishers can also be eligible for this grant.

Scientific Committee

  • Burghard Baltrusch [Universidade de Vigo]
  • Eric Beaumatin [Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3]
  • Arturo Casas [Universidade de Santiago de Compostela]
  • Catherine Dumas [Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3]
  • Margarita Ledo [Universidade de Santiago de Compostela]
  • Rogério Miguel Puga [Universidade Nova de Lisboa]
  • Marie-Dominique Popelard [Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3]
  • Egidia Souto [Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3]

Conference manager

Gonzalo Vázquez [Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3]

Organisation   

  • Centre d'études galiciennes de Paris
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - paris 3
  • Xunta de Galicia

Places

  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 - 13, Rue Santeuil
    Paris, France (75005)

Date(s)

  • Monday, November 17, 2014

Keywords

  • poétique, littérature, politique, corps, genre, corpus, sexualité, communication

Contact(s)

  • Gonzalo Vázquez
    courriel : lecorps [dot] info [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Gonzalo Vázquez
    courriel : lecorps [dot] info [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Poetics and policies of the body in the contemporaneity », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014, https://calenda.org/293350

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