Permeable Bodies

Event Date: 
05 Oct 2018 to 06 Oct 2018

UCL, London

 

This event will explore medieval and early modern notions of the changing body, as well as changing notions of the body. Images and ideas of permeable bodies will serve as an inclusive platform of inquiry into bodies of different race, gender, sex, and ability. We welcome 20 minutes talks from scholars of any career stage. We are particularly interested in incisive and provoking perspectives on bodies traditionally relegated to the margins, in conjunction with gender and disability studies. We seek critical and original responses on the theme of corporeal permeability across not only disciplines, but also chronological and geographical boundaries. The conference includes a workshop at the Wellcome Library, where selected images from the archives will be displayed in a private study room. Please send a short abstract (200-300 words) and a biography (100 words) by Monday 23 July to Laura Scalabrella Spada and Lauren Rozenberg at permeablebodies@gmail.com.

 

Bursaries available on application. Please visit https://permeablebodies.wordpress.com/ for more details on how to apply, updates, and additional information.

Submission date for papers: 
23 Jul 2018