CfP: VSAWC: VICTORIAN BODIES: An International Conference (Apr10-11 2015, Kelowna, British Columbia)

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Hosted by the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada

The Manteo lakeside resort, Kelowna, British Columbia

Conference dates: April 10-11, 2015

Publication Workshop: April 9 and 12, 2015

 The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2015 conference, “Victorian Bodies.” The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of the body. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies’ enduring interest in the body and embodiment, and we look forward to exploring ways in which Victorians engaged with aesthetic, scientific, economic, and moral distinctions among bodies.

 Possible topics for discussion include body modification and adornment; bodily classification; illness, injury and invalidism; health regimes; histories of gender and sexuality; legal approaches to the body; animal bodies; death and funereal practices; sport and athleticism; sensory experience; labour and leisure; food culture; technological and mediated experiences of the body. We welcome papers from scholars working in different disciplines and employing…

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