Source of Information: CFP 2003-04-25
Date of Event: 2004-03-19 to 20
Location of event: Chapel Hill, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2003-11-01
Nota bene: On 2003-10-02 we received a 2003-09-22 Update for this CFP via CFP. According to this update the deadline is 2003-11-15.
Call for Papers Inhabiting the Body / Inhabiting the World: An Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference March 19-20, 2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This conference will focus on selfhood, embodiment and environment in the early modern world. Most broadly, the conference will consider what notions of selfhood are provoked by approaching a range of cultural texts from an "ecological" perspective - one in which the microcosmic "body" is seen as continuous with and permeated by the macrocosmic "environment." Papers from a range of disciplines, regional specializations and theoretical positions are invited. Topics might include: how the depiction of various "environments"is linked to the depiction of subjectivity; how representations of activity, repose, drinking, air, or emotion often emphasize (with and without anxiety) the malleable subject's openness to external agents; how the humoral emphasis on both bodily permeability and the fully somatic nature of cognition affect the way in which we understand mind-body relations; how the representation of early modern subjectivity is linked not only to notions of "inwardness," but to those of "outwardness" or liminality; and how both travel, within and across national boundaries, and cross-cultural encounters posed problems for conceptions of the subject predicated upon its environmental and cultural situatedness. Plenary speakers will include Lorraine Daston (Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Shigehisa Kuriyama (International Research Center for Japanese Studies), Steven Mullaney (University of Michigan) and Gail Kern Paster (Director, The Folger Shakespeare Library). Abstracts (maximum of 600 words) should be submitted by Nov. 1, 2003 to: Mary Floyd-Wilson <email@example.com> and Garrett Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org> For updated information about the conference, see the conference website: http://english.unc.edu/conferences/bodyworld/ =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP@english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/ or write Erika Lin: email@example.com ===============================================