The preliminary programme for the upcoming conference at the University of Edinburgh, Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment, is now online at http://sensualisingdeformity.blogspot.co.uk/p/conference-programme.html, and registration is live. We are currently offering reduced rates for anyone who books before 15 April. For more details, visit http://sensualisingdeformity.blogspot.com.
Our keynote speakers include Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University), Margrit Shildrick (Linköping University), Peter Hutchings (Northumbria University) and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Emory University). In addition, our programme features a number of fascinating papers pertaining to nineteenth-century constructions/conceptions of exceptional bodies, so we hope to see some of you there!