International Conference “Endangered Bodies: Representing and Policing the Body in Western Popular Culture”
Date: 8 and 9 October, 2018
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
We are now accepting submissions for the International Conference “Endangered bodies: Representing and Policing the Body in Western Popular Culture“, to be held in Lisbon, and organized by the CILM project (City and [In]security in Literature and Media), hosted by the Center for Comparative Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon.
Taking the notion of “endangered bodies” as the genesis and point of departure for this conference, and against the background of some redefining events of the 21st century that have entailed multiple responses and critical counteractions – such as the election / administration of Donald Trump in the USA, the political assassination of human rights activist Marielle Franco, or the #MeToo Movement – we aim to promote an interdisciplinary debate over different types of representations of bodies in popular culture, in a (trans)national and comparative perspective. With this conference, therefore, we invite you to consider, explore, and critique policing approaches to the body as a gendered, sexual, racial, class-specific and / or political site.
The deadline for submissions (max 300 words) is the 31st of July. The proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and full CFP: endangeredbodies.letras.u