Deadline Extended: 20 March 2018!
27 April 2018
Keynote by Susie Orbach
Organized by Clio Nicastro and Nadine Hartmann
The one-day symposium will examine the discursive and aesthetic challenges that arise in both the definition and representation of eating disorders in film, literature, and the arts.
Of overall interest are the particular challenges these symptoms pose with respect to order and structure. These affect the normative clinical gaze concerned with diagnosis, the media in their representational function, as well as the structures of the eating disorders themselves. The errant impact of ‘abnormal’ consumption becomes vividly apparent in the specific relationship between eating disorders and temporality, which unsettles notions of causality, teleology, and ritual.
For further details, please see the full call for papers below.
We are looking forward to submissions from divergent fields, including, among others, cultural studies, philosophy, film and literary studies, psychoanalysis, and the history of medicine. The symposium will be held in English, presentations are limited to 20 minutes. Please email an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short bio-bibliographical profile (100 words maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org