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Call for papers: Bodily Differences – Social and Scientific Technologies of Self-Making

In Call for papers, Conferences on January 22, 2009 at 3:37 am

Call for papers: Bodily Differences – Social and Scientific Technologies of Self-Making
Another one via FRIDA:

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CFP: ‘Life going on and on: time, embodiment, ageing’

In Call for papers, Conferences on January 22, 2009 at 3:31 am

CFP: ‘Life going on and on: time, embodiment, ageing’
January 20, 2009 — stremain | Edit

RGS/IBG annual conference 2009, Manchester (www.rgs.org/AC2009)
2nd Call For Papers: ‘Life going on and on: time, embodiment, ageing’
see here

CFP: Disorderly Conduct

In Call for papers, Conferences on January 22, 2009 at 3:27 am

thanks to the what sorts of people blog

CFP: Disorderly Conduct (July 24-26, 2009)
January 18, 2009 — stremain | Edit

Interdisciplinary Conference
July 24-26, 2009
Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Keynote speaker: Dr. Steven Angelides, Department of Women’s Studies, Monash University

Other featured speakers will be confirmed for the release of the official conference announcement to follow.

The conference, “Disorderly Conduct” will bring together scholars from around the world and from such disciplines as sociology, philosophy, health studies, history, women’s studies, and medicine to explore and problematize the notion of a “disorder”. The conference seeks to bring front-line medical and mental health personnel who treat various “disorders” together with humanities, social science and health and disability studies scholars who work (in one way or another) on theoretical questions related both to specific “disorders” and to the notion of a disorder simpliciter. In workshops and symposia, conference participants will engage questions like the following: What, if any, are the downsides of being diagnosed with a disorder? Does the concept of a disorder provide treatment advantages or disadvantages? Are there other advantanges or disadvantages that it incurs ? besides those related to the treatment itself ? for those diagnosed with a disorder? Can we reasonably expect to avoid problems of stigmatization and marginalization by turning to a medicalized language of disorder to apprehend and explain embodied difference?

Conference organizers kindly invite submissions from scholars and health (physical and mental) professionals in all disciplines. Abstracts (500 words), papers (2500 words, 20 minute papers for delivery in 30 minute time slots), symposium proposals, workshop proposals, and roundtable discussion proposals will be considered. Proposals for symposia should include the names and affiliations of all participants and their papers or abstracts. Authors submitting abstracts should be prepared to submit final versions of their papers to the conference organizers by June 30.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed; names should appear only on a cover page, and cover pages should be attached in a separate file. Authors’ names or other identifying information should be removed from the properties of files before submission. Authors should indicate on their title pages if they wish to have their submissions considered for inclusion in the published proceedings of the conference . All submissions should be emailed to both Morgan Holmes at mholmes at wlu dot ca and at Shannon Dea at sjdea at uwaterloo dot ca by midnight February 27, 2009. Authors should expect to know the decision of the program committee by around March 1, 2009.

Authors might consider submitting a proposal concerning one of the following (but should not feel confined by what is merely intended as a suggestive list):

*What relationship (if any) holds between the concepts, diagnosis and treatment of gender identity disorder and disorders of sexual development?
* What lessons should the editors of the inchoate DSM V take from the DSM IV?
* Is old age treated as a disorder? Should it be?
* What role does “big pharma” play in the identification of various disorders?
* Does our current notion of a disorder adequately reflect our understanding of the social determinants of health? *How can we use the concept of “disorderly conduct” to subvert the use of labelling practices and normative medicine?

Conference organizers are currently seeking federal funding to support this conference. Contingent upon their success, they may be able to financially assist speakers with their travel and accommodations costs.

For more information on “Disorderly Conduct,” see the conference website at http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~sjdea/.
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Adapting America/America Adapted

In Ableism, Call for papers on November 12, 2008 at 8:53 pm

This anthology, which will be published by Edwin Mellen Press in 2009, seeks *to break new ground in the field of adaptation studies*, specifically, as a branch of American Studies that not only encompasses literature and visual
media, but also a wide-range of subject areas including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, political science, philosophy, sociology, the performing arts, and cultural/ethnic studies. By looking at adaptation
specifically in relation to the United States, we seek to investigate a variety of culturally and historically transformative strategies. We also seek to examine how the process of adaptation has been influenced by social,
ideological and political factors both inside and outside the United States.

While, traditionally, adaptation refers to the transformation of literary texts into different forms of media (e.g., films and television programs), the concept of adaptation can also be applied to other disciplines. Historians engage in process of negotiating or “adapting” various histories, or dialogues, when they tell the story of a nation; politicians adapt/adopt different philosophies, at different times, to suit their particular
interests; and artists and musicians adapt/adopt a broad range of cultural signifiers when creating new works, conventions, and/or trends.

The editors of *Adapting America/America Adapted* invite full-length anthology chapters that consider adaptation, broadly conceived. We particularly encourage chapters which incorporate transdisciplinary explorations of adaptation, and welcome submissions from any field of study.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Processes/purposes of adaptation
– Adaptation and its motives (e.g., intentionality)
– Adapting history for political reasons/historical reinvention
– Popular history: creation and reception
– Foreign policy and adaptation
– Audience and adaptation
– Trans or intercultural adaptation
– Cultural outcomes/products of adaptation (hybridity, creolization, metissage, mestizaje)
– Racial adaptation (“passing”)
– Musical adaptation (e.g., sampling in rap music)
– Artistic adaptation
– Cross-cultural adaptation (e.g., African elements in American
– Lingual adaptation (e.g., ebonics)
– Transformation/transmutation of ideas
– (Re)creation/simulacra
– Mimicry, authenticity, and adaptation
– Forced adaptation (e.g., colonization, imperialism)
– Americanization, assimilation, acculturation
– Indigenous adaptation
– Identity and adaptation
– The appeal/limits of adaptation
– Sex/gender adaptation (e.g., transvestitism, berdachism)
– Conscious adaptation (e.g., metafiction)
– Self-writing (e.g., transforming personal experiences into literature)
– Bodily adaptations
– Biopics
– Pastiches/parodies/satire
– Literature/film adaptation
– Video/board games and popular songs based on classic films and/or literary texts
– Architectural adaptation
– Semiotics of adaptation
– Psychological/emotional adaptation
– Pedagogical applications of adaptation

*All chapters must adhere to the MLA style and be a minimum of 5,000 words
(max. 6,000 words).* Submissions should be sent to Drs. Laurence Raw,
Tanfer Emin Tunc and Gulriz Buken via email: adaptingamerica@gmail.com

We also request a one paragraph biography from each author. Please keep the
following time line in mind when submitting a chapter:

– Final deadline for submission of chapters: *December 31, 2008*
– Notification of acceptance: *January 31, 2009*
– Due date of revised chapter: *March 15, 2009*
– Due date of final chapter: *April 1, 2009*

Call for submissions: The Body as a Site of Discrimination

In Call for papers, General inquiry into, application and development of Ableism Ethics and Governance on November 12, 2008 at 8:44 pm

This for info. Have not found the webpage or names of editors yet. It might not even be for real but its an interesting write up nevertheless

Call for submissions: The Body as a Site of Discrimination – A Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Online Journal
The Body as a Site of Discrimination will be an interactive,educational, multi-disciplinary, high quality, critical, and cuttingedge online journal. This creative project will fulfill the degreerequirements for two Master’s of Social Work students at SFSU.

This is a call for submissions to explore the following themes, but other interpretations are also encouraged.
– Disability and Ableism
– Fatphobia or Size Discrimination
– Ageism
– Racism
– Gender Discrimination
– Transphobia, non-conforming gender identities, sexual assault, sexism, and reproductive rights

Cultural and academic communities are invited to contribute for a well-rounded exploration of the theme. The significance of this projectis to examine the intersectionality between varying forms of body-basedoppressions. Crossing disciplines is necessary to understand this matrix of discrimination and will lead to inventive strategies of change and resistance. The outcome of this journal will contribute to the body of knowledge and serve as a resource for subsequent generations of social workers and other helping professionals.

Entries can explore activism and resistance around these issues, focus on social justice, and implications for social work practice and policy. Representative voices from the identified communities are encouraged to submit. Submissions can include personal narratives, research articles, performance and visual art, fiction, poetry, music, etc. Electronic copies of submissions will be considered for publication.

All submissions must be received by January 15, 2009 to bodydiscrimination@gmail.com

Please pass on this call to any interested parties and contact us if you have any questions.

Thank You

The Body as a Site of Discrimination