Bleak House, Martin Chuzzlewit, Doctor Thorne, The Woman in White, Dracula, Frankenstein, Cancer Ward, Sanctuary, Cider House Rules, Mrs. Dalloway, The Plague, Mister Monday, The Hostile Hospital, The Miserable Mill, A Summer to Die, Terms of Endearment. What do these texts have in common? Each depicts medicine in action.
Papers sought on the cultural and social significance of depictions of medical content in belletristic literature, journalism, and nonfictional narrative, including juvenile fiction. Lisa DeTora, Lafayette College: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medicine and Poetry: The Poultice and the Pen
Much like the work of interpreting a poem, we also interpret our bodies, their health, and even their pain. What does poetry offer to the world of medicine, and how does medicine run central to the task of poetry? How do medicine and poetry have overlapping philosophical and theoretical concerns, particularly in attending to the etiology—and expression—of illness in the poem?
This panel seeks papers about medicine and poetry addressing any aspect of health and suffering, illness and recovery, hope and healing. Email 250-500 word abstracts to Clare Emily Clifford .
38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland
Abstract Deadline: September 15, 2006
Please include with your abstract:
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