Call for Papers: Philament 26: “Bodies of Work”

19 November, 2019


We are pleased to announce our call for papers for Philament 26, “Bodies of Work.”



Literary critics and scholars from the wider humanities have long foregrounded the body as a locus of inquiry—from feminist and postcolonial theorists to those heralding the “new material turn.” These perspectives are consonant with current models in the cognitive sciences and philosophy of mind that destabilise old binaries of mind/body and subject/object. At this intersection, concepts of embedded, embodied, and extended cognition interact with theories of transhumanism and posthumanism in ways that make us question the limits of the body and the demarcation between mind, body, and world. In addition, the digital age has brought new meaning to the body, throwing up new ontologies and new ways of thinking. Considering the breadth and scope of these intersecting perspectives, this volume of Philament provides a venue for different disciplinary approaches to the body, including cognitive, cultural, or creative approaches. Possible themes for articles, creative works (Excursions), and reviews include:

  • Political bodies: surveillance, body politic, feminist and postcolonial perspectives
  • Biological bodies: pathology, affect/emotion
  • Bodies of work: textual, archival, historical
  • Performative bodies
  • Bodies and identity
  • Embodied cognition: cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy of mind
  • Digital or new bodies
  • Transgressive/radical bodies
  • Environmental bodies: bodies as ecosystems and ecosystems as bodies
  • Legal and/or ethical rights of bodies

All submissions may be sent as an email attachment in .docx format (Microsoft Word) to All submissions must conform to the submission rules and guidelines outlined at

Submissions close January 25, 2020.

Philament publishes scholarly articles up to 8,000 words, creative works (“Excursions”) of all kinds, including multimedia works, up to 2,500 words, and book reviews broadly relevant to the theme up to 2,000 words. Submissions should be original, not previously published, and not under consideration elsewhere. Scholarly articles must include endnotes and conform to our style guide, as detailed on our website. Please see for more information.