Endangered Bodies: Representing and Policing the Body in Western Popular Culture

Deadline: 31/07/2018

International Conference
8-9 October 2018
FLUL, Lisbon, Portugal

The notion of ‘endangered bodies’, or bodies in danger, arises from our concern with current Western political and socio-economic tendencies and practices against the discriminated or disenfranchised Other, whose body is physically, materially and symbolically subjected to internal pressures towards normalization and homogenization. The vulnerability or differential power of the Other’s body becomes, in this sense, subject to social control and / or commodification.

We accept proposals for a 20 minute presentation in English (preferred) or Portuguese, until July 31st. Proposals should include title, proponent’s name, institutional affiliation, contact details, abstract (up to 300 words) and a brief bio (up to 150 words). Mail to: endangeredbodies@letras.ulisboa.pt

More info: http://endangeredbodies.letras.ulisboa.pt/ 

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