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 email@example.com. 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. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: SEPTEMBER 15TH.