‘The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective’ AWHN Symposium 2019 CFP

2 October 2019, Perth 

The Australian Women’s History Network 2019 Symposium will focus on the female frame and contemporary approaches to wellbeing in local and global perspective. Convenors use the phrase “female frame” as a catalyst for discussion on the way bodies are socially constructed and gendered. The topic stretches from the individual subject to the national body, and these bodies are placed alongside biopolitics and wellbeing to open a conversation around legacy and impact. Participants are encouraged to consider this topic from multiple perspectives – aesthetic and economic, physical and psychological, colonial, political and historical – and to consider the question of how the female frame can be a function, source, and signifier of change and growth both within Australia and globally. 

Proposals due 1 June 2019 

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