Talking Bodies book launch

In this collection of brand new essays, leading thinkers, writers, and activists offer their responses to the simple question: “Do I have a body, or am I my body?”

Link to Talking Bodies book launch event
Thursday, 14th December, 2017
17:00 - 18:30
Hollybank 009 (Parkgate Road Campus)

The essays engage with the array of meanings that our bodies have today, ranging from considerations of nineteenth-century discourses of bodily shame and otherness, through to arguing for a brand new corporeal vocabulary for the twenty-first century.

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to modify their bodies, but as the essays in this volume show, this is far from being a new practice: over hundreds of years, it has evolved and accrued new meanings. This richly interdisciplinary volume maps a range of cultural anxieties about the body, resulting in a timely and compelling book that makes a vital contribution to today’s key debates about embodiment.

It will feature readings from some of the book’s contributors; the opportunity to buy the book at a special launch price; and wine, soft drinks, and nibbles. The launch is free to attend and is open to all, but please RSVP by Thurs. 7th Dec. (for catering purposes) by emailing the editor, Emma Rees: e.rees@chester.ac.uk .