Bodies of Art. The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies hosted a two-day conference, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 2010, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Conference themes, with a focus on art and visual culture, include: the embodied artist, concerning issues of maker and material, inscriptions of the self, or the somatic experience of the creative process; the body in pieces (pace Nochlin), considering the fragment, the crop, dismemberment, or erasure; the en-gendered object, how gender and sexuality are expressed, represented or suppressed; the corpus, or other bodily metaphors for the œuvre, canon or process of creation; and finally the body as art, in all its manifestations.
French Cultures of Embodiment. The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture and the French Program in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus hosted Conference on French Cultures of Embodiment 25-27 March 2010.To view the conference details, click here.