‘Embodying Contagion’ Roundtable (14 July 2021)

Are you interested in the politics of contagious bodies and their representation in contemporary culture? Join us for a free roundtable discussion on Wednesday, 14 July 2021, from 4:00-5:30pm BST.

Bringing scholars from cultural and media studies into conversation with scholars from the medical humanities and social sciences, this roundtable event aims to give readers a fuller picture of the viropolitics of contagious bodies in contemporary global culture. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share your own perspective on the topic.

You can register for this free online event through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embodying-contagion-roundtable-and-book-launch-tickets-158699064173 

This roundtable will also serve as a launch event for the book Embodying Contagion: The Viropolitics of Horror and Desire in Contemporary Discourse. In an age where fact and fiction seem increasingly difficult to separate, contagious bodies (and the discourses that contain them) continually blur established boundaries between real and unreal, legitimacy and frivolity, science and the supernatural. Where previous scholarly work has examined the spread of epidemic realities in horror fiction, the essays in Embodying Contagion also consider how epidemic fantasies and fears influence reality.

Embodying Contagion is also available for free, in Gold Open Access: https://www.uwp.co.uk/app/uploads/Embodying-Contagion-full-pdf-OA-low-res-min.pdf

To read more about the book visit the publisher website: https://www.uwp.co.uk/book/embodying-contagion/

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