Bodies in Movement Seminar Series – Call for Participation

Over the Summer period, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh will be hosting a series of three half-day seminars devoted to exploring the relationship between the body and movement within the intersections of the sciences and the humanities.  Research that explores the interstices of the humanities, materiality and the sciences is rapidly expanding but is also relatively recent.  The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series is devoted to full participatory discussion of such research which involves scholars leading and developing new ideas which address materiality in the intersection of the arts and the sciences, early-career academics and current students.  Each seminar in the Bodies in Movement Seminar Series will spotlight the work of an established scholar who will present material related to pre-selected pieces of their published writing. This will be followed by three 15 minute responses, after which we will open the floor to more detailed discussion of the various issues raised with all participants. Participants are asked to prepare in advance for these seminars by reading key material chosen by our invited presenters.

• 25 May 2012: Scott Wilson (Media and Communication, Kingston University) will discuss his work on schizophrenia, neoliberalism and cinema.

• 14 June 2012: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Women's Studies, Emory University) will open a discussion on her current work in the field of disability studies and the humanities. (This seminar will be held outside IASH).

• 2 July 2012: Stuart Elden (Geography, Durham University) will tease out the intertwined geographical and material intricacies of Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

Further details on format, topics, materials, and respondents can be found on the Bodies in Movement Seminar Series webpage (http://bodiesinmovement.blogspot.co.uk/p/bodies-in-movement-seminar-series.html). Attendance is free but places are limited. If you would like to participate in any of the seminars, please contact one of the organisers. Further information will be sent to participants via email.  Karin Sellberg (k.j.k.sellberg@gmail.com) Lena Wånggren (l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk) Kamillea Aghtan (kamillea@hotmail.com).

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