Bodies in the Americas
Call for Papers
Deadline: December 15, 2015
The editors of fiar invite scholars to send articles (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese) for a special issue ‘Bodies in the Americas’.
In recent years the human body has increasingly become an object of research. Across the disciplines different historical, social or cultural aspects, trends and discourses have been analyzed and identified with regard to the body.
However, studies on the theme often remain within the disciplinary/geographic boundaries. Thus, this special issue of fiar also welcomes submissions from different disciplines such as history, sociology, media studies, cultural studies, literary studies, or art history that contribute to reflecting the variety of trends and discourses in society or culture with regard to the body in Canada, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Americas as a whole. Since the forum for inter-american research (fiar) is a journal that focuses on Inter-American Studies, we also welcome papers with a comparative perspective on the topic. We’re interested in topics such as: which ideals or discourses with regard to the human body and its modification/transformation can be found in the Americas, and how/ in what way body ideals are disseminated. We’re also interested in the (e.g. social, cultural) reasons for these trends/phenomena, but also in (reasons for) similar trends/tendencies or differences in the Americas. Furthermore, we also welcome papers that explore how the aforementioned aspects are being reflected in the media, literature and film.
Please submit an article by December 15th 2015 at the latest. After acceptance, a publication is planned for autumn 2016.
The forum for inter-american research (fiar) is the official electronic journal of the International Association of Inter-American Studies. It was established by the American Studies Program at Bielefeld University in 2008.
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