Call for Papers: CSAA Conference 2020: Bodies in Flux

Dates: 2-4th December 2020

Location: Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

 The conference theme calls for papers that interrogate the notion of bodies and change, with the understanding that the body frames everyday life (human and non-human). Bodies in flux, both political and politicised bodies, might be understood in terms of local, national and global contexts.

 In our current cultural climate of disruption, mobility, movement and tension, how do bodies function in relation to each other, to the social order, hierarchies, and culture. In addition, we welcome Cultural Studies submissions (panels and individual papers) that explore how bodies become produced and excluded through discursive practices.

 Themes include:

  1. Bodies out of place
  2. Global, national or local bodies
  3. Hurt bodies
  4. Politicised Bodies
  5. Bodily/affective experiences in relation to digital and social media
  6. Changing bodies of theory/pedagogy
  7. Bodies on screen (film, photography, digital and social media)
  8. Refugee bodies
  9. Unruly bodies
  10. Aspirational bodies (bodies in and under neoliberalism)
  11. Non-human bodies


The conference welcomes proposals that address this theme as well as general papers in the field of Cultural Studies.


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CSAA Prefix Day

*The Conference Committee would like to invite postgraduate students, casual academics, independent scholars and early career academics to apply for the CSAA Prefix Day, to be held on December 1, 2020.

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