The sixth International Symposium of CORPUS will be organised with the support of the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH) in San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico) on November 10th-11th 2011. Its theme will be “Genders, Cultures & Citizenships”
The vigour of the debates about the “gender question” in the contemporary societies represents a rich example of the subtle implications of the cultural/ideological representations of femininity, masculinity or hermaphroditism in the societal functioning and the citizen everyday life. In fact, from the birth of humanity, gender construction had notorious consequences on the social organization of the human groups all over the world. Organizing this symposium, we would like to offer a place for interdisciplinary dialogues on these cultural, educational and political dimensions of the gender question. Consequently, we invite researchers interested in body and gender approaches (archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, art specialists, etc.) to participate in this meeting, especially considering one of the following themes:
- Social constructions of genders & cultural readings of the sexed being.
- Genders in philosophical, ideological and religious discourses.
- Artistic representations of femininity, masculinity and hermaphroditism.
- Genders in the city: gender policies, gender protest movements, gender organisations
Presentations will be 20 minutes long and must be preferably delivered in Spanish. However, proposals in English and Portuguese can also be considered. The proposals must include an abstract (150-300 words) and a current CV. The deadline for receiving presentation is September 1st 2011. Please send your proposal to Frédéric Duhart (frederic.duhart(at)wanadoo.fr) and María Enriqueta Burelo Melgar (mariqueta_(at)hotmail.com). All proposals will be evaluated by an international scientific committee. The symposium will be held November 10th-11th 2011 at the Autonomous University of Chiapas, Campus 3, San Cristóbal de las Casas. Transportation, visa, travel insurance costs and accommodation will be the sole responsibility of each participant.