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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 11:16:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: CFP: Figuring the Body

This conference sounds like something that will interest many on this 
list, so I'm sending this along to you. As always, please be careful to 
reply to the address given within the cfp, and not to me or to this list. 

Judith Poxon
co-moderator, french-feminism

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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 20:32:06 -0400
From:     senecal <senecal-AT-USC.EDU>
Subject:  CFP: Figuring the Body

Figuring the Body
Mar 24-25, 2000
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Bodies identify us; bodies must be transcended; bodies are fixed; bodies
are performances; bodies are gross; bodies are erotic; bodies are sacred;
bodies are profane; bodies must be indulged; bodies must be punished;
bodies shape us; bodies are shaped; bodies contain us; bodies constantly

This conference is interested in the negotiations of contradictory and
competing discourses and technologies of the body, and the ways in which
these shape and are shaped by diverse fields of knowledge  be they in the
humanities, social sciences or the hard sciences. We seek to place
different historical, disciplinary and philosophical understandings and
conceptions of the body in creative conversation and conflict.

Possible panel topics include, but are not limited to:

Bodies in Pain
Unreasonable Bodies
Corpses and Cannibals
Abnormal Bodies
Uncanny Bodies
Containment and Spillage
Bodies of Literature
Academic Bodies
Plastic Surgery
The Body in Law
Unruly Bodies
Mutilation and Torture

Virtual Bodies
The Body of the Other
The Body as Other
Gendered Bodies
Ghosts and Apparitions
Mapping the Body
Pollution and Contamination
The Body as Spectacle
Public and Private Space
Bawdy Bodies
Medicine and Disease

We encourage paper and panel presentations in both traditional and
non-traditional formats, and from all disciplines, genres and historical
periods. Please send one page abstracts by December 1, 1999 to the
following address:

Robert Rundquist
Dept. of English
Taper Hall of Humanities
USC, University Park
Los Angeles, 90405

Abstracts may also be submitted by email to Emailed
abstracts should be included in the body of the email and not as an

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