Upcoming conferences/ workshops
Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: 10th International Somatechnics Conference, Byron Bay December 1-3, 2016
This conference, co-hosted by the University of Queensland and Southern Cross University, with the support of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, focuses on bodily techniques and embodied technologies, and the ways in which these are employed in recent philosophical and scientific theories of time and temporalities, as well as feminist, queer and trans history and historiography.
Organised by Elizabeth Stephens (Southern Cross University)
and Karin Sellberg (University of Queensland)
Guest Editor: Sarah Brophy, McMaster University
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies seeks original articles for a special issue on “Embodiment” to be published as volume 33.2. Embodied lives, in all their corporeal, social, sensory, affective, political, economic, and technological dimensions, are the primary grounds for auto/biographical production. Building on the groundbreaking feminist work of the 1980s and 90s that brought embodied subjectivity to the fore, research in the field of life writing continues to generate powerful insights into the constitution, inscription, chronicling, narrativization, and performance of multiple embodiments, including an expansive and nuanced engagement with illness, disability, gender, grief, and trauma. Open to a wide variety of critical work on embodiment and auto/biography from a range of humanities and social science inter/disciplines, this special issue highlights two emergent areas demanding attention: 1) the biopolitics and necropolitics of race and disability, considered dialectically together with resistant acts, practices, and movements; and 2) the intensified, shifting relationships among auto/biography, embodiment, and mediation in the era of digital communication