CfP: Dimensions of Pain

Here’s an interesting call for papers, covering the topic guest-blogger Rugbyfan recently raised:


Dimensions of Pain 

September 17-18, 2009 

The Nordic Network

Gender, Body, and Health

in collaboration with Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland

The Nordic/Baltic Network Gender, Body, and Health is based at the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University,Sweden and had its first network meeting in January 2008. With the aim of achieving productive interdisciplinary work on issues concerning gender, body, and health, the network gathers researchers and practitioners from a number of diverse fields such as medicine, comparative literature, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, cultural geography, sports- and health sciences, psychiatry, social psychology, and history of science.

We now invite submissions for the third meeting with the network Gender, Body, and Health under the theme “Dimensions of Pain”. The meeting will be held at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland on September 17-18, 2009. We welcome submissions for papers, panels, and mini-workshops approaching issues within the overarching theme from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research.

Topics can include, but are not limited to: 

  • Pain and Bodily Integrity
  • Pain and Identity
  • Sexualized Pain
  • Treatments of Pain
  • Psychosomatics of Pain
  • Representations and Discourses of Pain
  • Stigmatizing Pain and the Pain of Stigmatization
  • Healing and Cathartic Forces of Pain

One page abstracts are due July 1, 2009. Please submit your abstracts and direct any questions you might have to Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University (