Critical Fat Phenomenology

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Call for Papers
January 20, 2022 to April 20, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Philosophy, Popular Culture Studies, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

We invite scholarly papers, creative works, and transformative descriptions that engage the nexus of fat as a political identity and critical phenomenology. Despite the ground swell of scholarly literature in fat studies and critical phenomenology, there is little-to-no attention paid to larger bodies in critical phenomenology, and conversely almost no attention to phenomenology in fat studies. This proposed volume will flesh out the space between critical phenomenology and fat studies by outlining concepts for a critical fat phenomenology through case studies of experience.

Please submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) along with a title, bio(s), and keywords  (up to five) in a single .docx or .pdf file via email to by April 20th, 2022. If submitting visual art, please send up to 5 .jpg images and an image list of proposed or previous work, with a single file not exceeding 1MB in size. Accepted submissions will be notified of their selection by May 15th, 2022 and once contributions have been selected, a press will be solicited.

Contact Info: 

please contact editors Kristin Rodier and Christine Negus