An MLA network for scholars engaged in the study of representations of health, illness, and health professions.
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 2 weeks, 5 days 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.
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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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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]
Correction: Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 5, 2019, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Lawrence Long replied to the topic Jess Waggoner: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Election in the discussion Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for your willingness to serve, Jess. –Tom Long
Jessica Waggoner started the topic Jess Waggoner: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Election in the discussion Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
My name is Jess Waggoner and I am running for the MLA TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Executive Committee. At MLA’s suggestion, I wanted to use this space to introduce myself and some of my goals.
I currently serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of H…[Read more]
This article argues that the humanities and medicine fields have paid insufficient attention to race, which is reflected in and enabled by the apolitical nature of their cornerstone principles, their practices of literary interpretation, and their paucity of scholarship on writers of color. I examine the fields’ interpretation of Audre Lorde’s ill…[Read more]
Thomas Lawrence Long wrote a new post Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Well-Being in the group TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies: on MLA Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
Paul Crawford from the International Health Humanities Network at the University of Nottingham has shared a digital showcase of their extensive, multi-year ARTS and HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL funded program […]
Four New Project Shorts published for Working Knowledge: practical resources for anyone involved in interdisciplinary […]
The deadline for abstracts (1st May) is fast approaching for the 7th International Health Humanities Conference to be held in the historic city of Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
This year’s theme is
Medical Rhetoric CCCC 2019 Roundtable CFP
The roundtable aims to foster interactive discussions between and around these issues and among presenters and the audience. To this end, we invite […]
Drew University Medical Humanities Career Day April 11th 630pm-9pm in Crawford Hall, Einger Center
Join us on Wednesday, April 11th from 630 pm-9 pm in Crawford Hall, Einger Center for Medical Humanities Career Day. In the first half of the event, former Drew University Medical Humanities Alumni will discuss the different trajectories they took…[Read more]
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