Symposium 'Bodies in Motion / Körper in Bewegung 3. Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft (KWG)'

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Students, Employees, Alumni, Press, Business, Secondary teachers
16-11-2017 11:00 to 18-11-2017 16:30
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent & Aula, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent
Department of Languages and Cultures - Prof. Dr. Andreas Niehaus
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Since the late 1980s the ‘body’ is a central object of research in cultural studies. This conference at UGent is dedicated to "the body in motion".

This concept next to ‘figurations’ focuses on historical and cultural “movements of bodies” as well as “moved bodies” and the social, political and media-related technical constraints. The annual convention will thus revisit questions with regard to corporeal practices and the relation of body and performance – respecting the backdrop of the complex and ever-changing history of those terms. Key aspects of cultural studies like individual, collective and cultural identity(ies), perception and interpretation, self-assertion, gender assignments, culture of commemoration and remembrance, etc. shall be examined beyond static descriptions of symbolic systems in consideration of relativity and effectiveness dissolving single disciplines’ limitations.

Place : Het Pand and Aula