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Emotional Bodies in Context

A symposium at The University of Adelaide.

Image: Carciature of a man-midwife as a split figure, left side female, right side male. Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY

Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 9:00am–4:30pm
Venue: The University of Adelaide
Convenors: Katie Barclay and Claire Walker
Enquiries: katie.barclay@adelaide.edu.au and claire.i.walker@adelaide.edu.au
Register: Registration is free. Book a seat

Download Call for Papers

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Keynote: Professor Karen Harvey, University of Birmingham

Call for Papers

Scholars have explored the body from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, considering medical understandings, cultural representations and control, legal and political regulation, and much more. While we know that the body (and ideas about it) are historically and culturally constructed, its moods and feelings were for a long time considered to be hardwired and thereby distinctly separate from environmental influences.

This symposium considers the interconnections between bodies, emotions and the external factors that shape belief and understanding about them, and in turn inform the embodiment of feeling. It seeks papers that explore the ways the body is defined in relationship to society, place, ideology, and the material world.

Papers are welcome from established scholars, early career researchers and postgraduates working in any discipline.

Please submit a title, 300-word abstract and mini-biography (c.100 words) to Assoc. Prof. Katie Barclay (katie.barclay@adelaide.edu.au) and Dr Claire Walker (claire.i.walker@adelaide.edu.au) by 10 March 2019.