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Body images - gender inside/outside

Avant le 1er février - Norwegian University Centre in Paris

Date de mise en ligne : [03-12-2010]

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PhD course for Nordic and French PhD students
Norwegian University Centre in Paris, April 11 -13,

The last few decades have witnessed rapid developments and innovations
in visualization techniques. This is the case for a wide variety of visualization
genres, whether in scientific fields, in the fashion industry or in the

There are, however, overlaps of style as well as techniques between
different genres. As Lisa Cartwright notes, there is a symbiotic relationship
between scientific and popular imaging technologies. In a similar vein, we
find an interaction between art and science in the genre known as bio-art.

In this PhD course we will explore images of relevance to the study of
gendered bodies. This study will focus primarily on new photographic techniques but
will also engage with theoretical perspectives from Art and Media Studies.
This is an interdisciplinary course, which is open to PhD students who are
using gender perspectives in their research. The concept of “body images” is to be
understood in a broad sense, as transcending the categories of art and
science, including art history. The course lecturers cover a variety of disciplinary
backgrounds, including media studies, science and technology studies and
research. All lectures and discussions will be held in English.

The course is aimed at PhD students from Nordic and French universities
and is aimed at promoting intercultural exchange. There is no course fee. Students
must cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Students from France
may apply for reimbursement of costs. The conference organizers
will make the hotel bookings for all participants.

Applicants are asked to send a brief outline of their PhD project in
English (1-3 pages).

Credit points : The course gives 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and
Accumulation System) credits. In order to obtain the credits, students must cover the
reading list (around 1000 pages) and produce an essay, which is to be
submitted after the course. It is the students’ responsibility to apply to their
universities or related educational bodies to get the credits recognized as
part of their PhD studies. The course organizers will provide
certification that the course has been completed and that the essay requirement has been

Essay :

For the essay, the student is required to apply the themes and literature
covered in the course to his or her PhD topic. The essay should be
submitted by 15 June 2011. Length : 15 pages.

Course organizers are professor Merete Lie, Department of
Interdisciplinary Studies of
Culture, and Associate Professor Aud Sissel Hoel, Department of Art and
Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)



Please send your application before February 1, 2011 to :


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