An MLA network for scholars engaged in the study of representations of health, illness, and health professions.
In conjunction with the Popular Culture Association (PCA) holding their 2021 conference in Boston, contributors and attendees of the New England Graphic Medicine (NEGM) Virtual Summit are proposing a slate of programming that now is welcoming additional participants.
A challenge for Graphic Medicine is its being juxtaposed alongside biomedical and scientific fields of work that operate largely in the realm of statistics and quantifiable analytics. Often, the scholarship in Graphic Medicine comes without numbers. It is anecdotal, experiential, aesthetic/literary, or theoretical, customarily, and only…[Read more]
Tana Jean Welch replied to the topic MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 8 months ago
This is for a special session proposal, not a guaranteed panel.
Tana Jean Welch started the topic MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 8 months ago
MLA 2021 CFP: State of the Body: Health and Illness in the 21st Century
What methodologies and/or texts best help us make sense of our current bodily relationship to health, illness, and medicine? Papers utilizing posthumanism, new materialism, feminist science studies, or other philosophical tools are welcome. All literary genres and time p…[Read more]
2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference
Call for Papers
MARCH 26-28, 2020
[Deadline: January 10, 2020]
Graphic Medicine is a genre, a field, a tool, a community, and a cause. It is large enough to accommodate all health and medical experiences, from that of the doctor to that of the patient – from that of a microbe to that of a p…[Read more]
Jefferson Gatrall started the topic Job posting: Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
The Department of Religion and the Medical Humanities Program at Montclair State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities.
The Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities will teach and conduct research at the intersections of religion/culture and medicine/healthcare, such as…[Read more]
My name is Lorenzo Servitje, and I am assistant professor of literature and medicine at Lehigh University. I work in the English Department and the Health, Medicine, and Society Program. I am running for the TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum because I am committed to fostering the development, community, and…[Read more]
What actions should the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) undertake to ensure proper follow-up for identified physical and mental health issues among Muslim refugees?
The Comparative World Literature program at CSULB is excited to announce a new tenure-track position. We are looking for a colleague whose research is in the medical or health humanities and who could teach courses in our health humanities minor (that we are constructing at this very moment), such as Literature and Medicine. We are particularly…[Read more]
Recently, there has been an avalanche of news articles about spikes in mental illness on campus. Seminal works like Margaret Price’s Mad at School (2011) have begun to expose the ableism inherent in the university and prompted more open discussion surrounding the politics of disclosure.
As interest in this crucial topic grows, we are seeking o…[Read more]
Jefferson Gatrall started the topic Crisis and Chronicity: International Conference in the Medical Humanities in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
The Montclair State University Medical Humanities Program and the Waiting Times Research Group are pleased to sponsor “Chronicity and Crisis: Time in the Medical Humanities.” Conference to be held at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, October 25–26, 2019.
To register: please click [Read more]
For at least the last twenty years, scholarly attention has been drawn to the numerous depictions of cancer in comic books as well as oncology’s use of the comics medium (Rhode and Connor, 2012). However, little in the way of comprehensive analysis has been attempted, especially in terms of the various genres addressed. In this presentation, a ca…[Read more]
A brief piece on what I call “diagnosis deafness.” In short, to depict the sudden disorientation and shock of being diagnosed with cancer, comics artists frequently employ a visual rhetoric usually reserved for instances of deafness. At least momentarily – during an immensely significant moment in the life of the character – words fail, dev…[Read more]
Jesse Miller deposited Antinomian Remedies: Rehabilitative Futurism, Towards a Better Life , and Kenneth Burke’s Modernist Equipment for Living in the group TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
This essay examines the relationship between modernist formal experimentation and rehabilitative futurism, the modern cultural fantasy of a hygienic future in which all illness and disability have been eradicated. Through a reading of Kenneth Burke’s early essay collection Counter-Statement (1931) and his first and only novel, Towards a Better…[Read more]
This is the Introduction to my new book, _Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History_.
Please see the CFPs below from the Forum on Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Brief abstracts are due Sunday, March 3. MLA 2020 will take place January 9-12 in Seattle, WA.
LGTB Health Humanities
Intersections of health, gender, and sexuality, including interdisciplinary approaches to health activism from HIV/AIDS to t…[Read more]
At the intersection of comics and medicine is the rise of the Graphic Medicine scholarship field. This course examines the ways in which the sequentialized hybrid of word and image is bringing new insights to patient, healthcare, and clinical experiences.
In any manner of ways, the comics medium (whether known as comic books, graphic novels,…[Read more]
Andrea Charise started the topic MLA 2019: Health Humanities & Digital Life Roundtable – abstracts/presenter info in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 9 months ago
Please see the presenter info and abstracts for the MLA 2019 Roundtable, “Health Humanities and Digital Life.”
203: Health Humanities and Digital Life
Time: 8:30AM-9:45AM – Friday Jan 4 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency – Columbus H
Description: This interdisciplinary roundtable is a critical exploration of the intersection of medical and hea…[Read more]
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