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>From: "Folger Institute" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Please forward the following to scholars on your campus:
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>Call for Papers
>Inhabiting the Body / Inhabiting the World:
>An Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference
>March 19-20, 2004
>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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>This conference will focus on selfhood, embodiment and environment in the
>early modern world.  Most broadly, the conference will consider what
>notions of selfhood are provoked by approaching a range of cultural texts
>from an "ecological" perspective - one in which the microcosmic "body" is
>seen as continuous with and permeated by the macrocosmic "environment."
>Papers from a range of disciplines, regional specializations and
>theoretical positions are invited.  Topics might include: how the
>depiction of various "environments"is linked to the depiction of
>subjectivity; how representations of activity, repose, drinking, air, or
>emotion often emphasize (with and without anxiety) the malleable subject's
>openness to external agents; how the humoral emphasis on both bodily
>permeability and the fully somatic nature of cognition affect the way in
>which we understand mind-body relations; how the representation of early
>modern subjectivity is linked not only to notions of "inwardness," but to
>those of "outwardness" or liminality; and how both travel, within and
>across national boundaries, and cross-cultural encounters posed problems
>for conceptions of the subject predicated upon its environmental and
>cultural situatedness.  Plenary speakers will include Lorraine Daston
>(Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Shigehisa
>Kuriyama (International Research Center for Japanese Studies), Steven
>Mullaney (University of Michigan) and Gail Kern Paster (Director, The
>Folger Shakespeare Library).  Abstracts (maximum of 600 words) should be
>submitted by Nov. 1, 2003 to:
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>Mary Floyd-Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
>and
>Garrett Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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>For updated information about the conference, see the conference website:
>http://english.unc.edu/conferences/bodyworld/
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