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cfp: Seminar on visions of the sick body physical and mental pathologies’ representations / deadline 30 April 2023

From its origins, both cinema and photography recorded the daily life bodies: workers leaving the factory, women dancing the serpentine dance, babies having breakfast, urban strollers or the bourgeois families’ portraits. The wonderful and strange capacity to offer a presence amplified the new forms of Modernity’s corporeal culture, and corporeality became one of the great issues for cinema and photography. Among the many bodies that began to appear in the images between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, we are interested in observing the sick bodies, both victims of physical and mental illnesses....

14th International Seminar on the Origins and History of Cinema
Visions of the sick body Physical and Mental Pathologies’ Representations in Photography and Early Cinema
Girona, 8 and 9 November 2023
cfp deadline 30 April 2023

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