EXTENDED DEADLINE JUNE 20, 2012: CALL FOR PAPERS: HEALTH, DISEASE AND PHYSICAL CULTURE AREA
NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION (NEPCA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers for topics in the area of Health, Disease and Culture for its annual meeting, which will be held October 26-27, 2012 on the campus of
St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.
Topics in Health, Disease and Culture may include such themes as below:
Mass media images of health and disease in popular culture--print, film, television, etc.
Portrayals of health institutions (e.g., hospitals, clinics, medical homes, pharmacies) and health professionals in history, literature or mass media
Portrayals of Prescription Drugs (E.G., Development, Marketing, Advertising, Consumption, Role in Treatment of Chronic Illnesses
Representations of the body in discourses of health and illness
Narratives of illness from patient and health practitioner perspectives in novels, short stories, memoirs, graphic comics, etc., discussed in larger sociocultural (ethnicity, race, gender, class), and political (health care system) contexts
Disability discourses in history, literature, and public policy
Outbreak narratives of infectious diseases (e.g., endemic, epidemic, pandemic) in popular media and literature; infectious diseases in history and public policy
Historical and contemporary perspectives on the promotion of health through diet, exercise, personal or domestic hygiene, cosmetic procedures, public health campaigns (e.g., smoking, obesity).
Focuses on Public Health: The Built Environment, Global Health, Emergency Preparedness, Occupational Health, Surveillance and Public Health
Creative Writing and Health Care Presentations from patient, caregiver, health professional or medical humanities practitioners, etc.
We invite both individual papers and proposals for complete panels (please include titles and abstracts for each panelist). Please send a 1-2 page paper proposal and a one-page vita to both the Program Chair Tim Madigan firstname.lastname@example.org and the Area Chair for Health, Disease and Culture, Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman email@example.com. The extended deadline for submission is June 20, 2012.
Professor of Political Science and American Studies
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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Boston
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Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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