CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Performative Medicine in the Early Modern Era

Source of Information: RENAIS-L 1999-08-12
Date of Event: 2000-05-04 to 07
Location of event: Kalamazoo, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 1999-09-15

CALL FOR PAPERS:  Performative Medicine in the Early Modern Era

The Michigan State University Medieval and Renaissance 
Consortium is sponsoring a session entitled Performative Medicine 
at the Thirty-fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, 
May 4-7, 2000 in Kalamazoo, MI.  This session will explore the 
impact of descriptions and depictions of medical treatment as it 
is administered to the body, examining the ways that attempts to 
record the interactions between patient and caregiver portray the 
dynamics of healing in popular literature and medical texts.  
Topics might address the roles attributed to those involved in accounts 
of healings and miracles, images and stories of saints' interactions 
with the sick, and reports of public demonstrations of cures.  Papers 
might call on artistic representations of medical practitioners and 
healers, on scientific treatises and their illustrations, or on saints' 
lives, histories and other popular literature.

Please direct abstracts of 20-minute papers to: Sara Fink, Department of
English, 201 Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 
MI  48824 or via email to  Please include your 
full name, complete mailing address (including email), institutional 
affiliation, title of paper, and statement of need (or no need) of 
audio-visual equipment.  

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