Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

The Healing Arts: Illness and Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Russian LIterature (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: World Literatures, Eastern European
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA

This panel seeks papers on the topic of illness and medicine in nineteenth-century Russian literature. Potential topics include: the verisimilitude of the depiction of illness; the depiction of doctors and healers; the tension between modern medicine and folk remedies; pathology as manifestation of personality; pathology and psychology; illness as mystical and/or profane; illness and issues of mortality; issues of women’s health. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts (preferably in PDF format) to bjohnso1@swarthmore.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2012
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html

Contact Email: bjohnso1@swarthmore.edu