Robert C. Fuller and Derek E. Montgomery

* The authors wish to acknowledge the significant contributions made by their undergraduate student collaborators: Mark Lehtman, Elizabeth Lundholm, and Ryan Potempa. Introduction Beginning with Charles Darwin ( 1872/2009 ), researchers have been curious about how the body’s many adaptive

Dissenting Bodies

The Performance Art of Adham Hafez

Jessica Winegar

Solidarity is each one of us opening a wound in their body and sharing its open space with another. Adham Hafez 1 Introduction The eighteen days of demonstrations in Egypt that led to the overthrow of Mubarak in 2011 were, first and foremost, an uprising of

Erik W. Dailey

two divergent understandings of God’s role in sports and offer critique where needed. Neither writer looks closely at how the body, a pivotal element of all sport, fits in with transcendence. I will argue, then, that if sport is a form of play that is embodied, that our bodies are unified in body and

‘What is a Beautiful Body?’

Late Ottoman ‘Sportsman’ Photographs and New Notions of Male Corporeal Beauty

Murat C. Yıldız

In 1915, the Ottoman Turkish Navy Magazine ran an article in its regular sports column entitled ‘What is a Beautiful Body?’ ( Donanma Mecmuası 1915: 81). In the opening paragraph, the author established that the article would ‘analyze beauty from the perspective of a physical training

The Body Within

Art, Medicine and Visualization


Edited by Robert P. Zwijnenberg and Renée van de Vall

The central question of this volume is, whether present day medical visualisation techniques like ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, MRI and PET-scans mark a significant shift in the experience of bodily interiority. These visualisation techniques enable not only medical researchers and practitioners to look inside living bodies without literally opening them, but their inhabitants as well. This new experiential possibility may have profound implications for the ways in which the relations between ‘body’, ‘self’, and ‘world’ are configured, both on the level of cultural discourses and practices and on the level of individual experiences. The contributions to this volume investigate the body within as an historical, social and cultural construct, constituted in the interchange between technology, knowledge, representation and media.

Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History, vol. 3


Lan Lan and Peng Liu

market detailing segmentations which require the design and final product to be sophisticated and at the same time, diversified to meet the demand of customers who come from various backgrounds. The potential customers are not blank canvases, but in Foucault’s words, bodies acted upon by institutions 7

The Body as Metaphor

The Structure of a Human and the Meaning of Scripture

Gregory E. Sterling

The largest body of commentaries that has come down to us prior to the third century CE is from Philo of Alexandria. 1 The Jewish commentator wrote twelve scrolls for the Quaestiones et solutiones in Genesin et in Exodum , 2 at least thirty-two treatises for his magnum opus that we call the

Marwan M. Kraidy

elections the result of which will shape a new constitution, the fracas around a frontal nude photograph of a 20-year old woman posted online strikes me as misplaced, or at least misdirected. At the same time, the polemic raises important questions about the role of the body in contentious politics. To my

Bodies in Flux

Embodiments at the End of Anthropocentrism


Edited by Barbara Braid and Hanan Muzaffar

This volume offers an insight into a selection of current issues of embodiment and other related aspects, such as identity, gender, disability, or sexuality, discussed on the basis of examples from contemporary culture and social life. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s concept of the cyborg as a transgressor of boundaries, the book examines fluidity of post-human bodies – from cyber relations to others and to self, enabled by the latest technologies, through fragmented, prostheticised, monstrous or augmented body of popular culture and lifestyles, to the dis/utopian fantasies offered by literary texts – showing how difficult it still is in current culture to let go of the stable boundaries towards the post-gender world Haraway imagines.

Contributors are Dawn Wooley, Anna Pilińska, Barbara Braid, Jana Reynolds, Julio Ernesto Guerrero Mondaca, Ana Gabriela Magallanes Rodríguez, Katharina Vester, Wojciech Śmieja and Hanan Muzaffar.


Elsa Bouet

inequalities and segregation. This chapter will explore how science fiction creates parallels between government shaping cities to create divisions, the creation of threatening, monstrous architecture deterring insurgency and the sadistic, deforming punishment inflicted on the bodies of those who dare to rebel