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Full Title: Transgression and Transformation: Bodies, Language, Places
         
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Start Date: 08-Apr-2017 - 08-Apr-2017
Contact: Sandra Russo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: In the twenty-first century, scholars, policy makers and the general public have paid renewed attention to the multiple meanings, limits, and interactions of the body, language, and space. From classical myths to contemporary transgender issues, how has the concept of transformation evolved throughout the centuries. How does it appear in the history, literature, arts, and sciences? In what ways does it touch or shape bodies, languages and places? Have these transformations been transgressive, or have the maintained the status-quo? With these critical shifts in mind we invite papers that address the widespread changes in academic thinking and the world at large. From Intersex to RuPaul, from the individual to the body politic, from local to global, from English only to bi- and multi-lingual inclusivity, we seek to interpret these transformations and transgressions from diverse and innovative perspectives.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature
LL Issue: 27.4139


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