>From: "Bernard Michael Dionysius Geoghegan" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment
>and its Discontents) (3/15/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07)
>Please consider this CFP, and forward it to anyone interested.
>Deadline is March 15th. Thank you.
>Conference Panel Call for Papers:
>Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents)
>21st Annual Conference for the Society for Literature,
> Science and the Arts
>November 1 Ů November 4, 2007
>Portland, Maine, USA
>This panel will consider some of the more nagging questions and
>persistent problems raised but unresolved by recent scholarship
>on embodiment (e.g. Hansen, Hayles, Massumi, Munster, Sobchack).
>Literally meaning žputting into a body from without,Ó em-bodiment
>necessarily operates against and through materials that are not its own.
>Embodiment requires historical contexts for its actualization. Experiences,
>performances, and concepts of embodiment derive from already
>historical, marked, contingent bodies. This yearŪs conference theme
>žcodeÓ Ů often suggesting the transformation and re-inscription of existing
>bodies from one medium into another Ů reminds us that disembodiment
>occupies a prominent place within articulations of embodiment. For these
>and other reasons, our panel will consider whether there can be a
>meaningful notion of embodiment without something žagainst
>Perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines and methodologies
>are welcome. žEmbodimentÓ is not limited to human bodies. Reflections
>on political, literary, scientific, celestial
>and other bodies are encouraged.
>Interested participants should submit a short abstract of their paper to
>Bernard Geoghegan at b-geoghegan(AT)northwestern(DOT)edu by noon,
>March 15th 2007. Scientific and artistic posters, performances, and
>exhibitions are equally encouraged and invited. At submitters' request,
>any unaccepted papers will be fowarded to the SLSA 2007 general call for
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