An MLA network for scholars engaged in the study of representations of health, illness, and health professions.
Alarmist demography often situates older people as natural
disasters: images of the “gray flood” and “silver tsunami” imbue
senescence with the destructive force of climatic proportions. This
Element focuses on the demographic dread arising from the relative
shift in younger and older populations: not of a world lacking children,
but of one…[Read more]
Leigh A. Neithardt started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2023 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 10 months ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2023, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets in January 2023. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nominate at least one candidate who…[Read more]
Amanda Caleb started the topic TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum election in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
My name is Amanda Caleb, and I am Professor of Medical Humanities at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, having previously served as founding director and Professor of Medical and Health Humanities and Professor of English at Misericordia University. Although formally trained in Victorian studies and at the intersections…[Read more]
Bassam Sidiki started the topic TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Election 2021 in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
My name is Bassam Sidiki and I am a PhD Candidate in English and Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan. I also hold an MA in Medical Humanities and Bioethics from Northwestern University. I work at the intersections of health humanities, postcolonial studies, and disability studies. My dissertati0n/first book, “Parasitic…[Read more]
Erin Lamb started the topic Health Humanities Syllabus Repository Now Available in the discussion TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies on MLA Commons 2 years ago
Greetings Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum!
The Health Humanities Consortium, in collaboration with the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, is pleased to introduce the Health Humanities Syllabus Repository, a new curricular resource for medical/health humanities educators working in academic, professional, and public settings.
Over the past year, artists, doctors, medical professionals, and international agencies such as the World Health Organisation have been using comics to communicate the risks of the SARS-CoV2 virus. The visual economy and a near-universal language of lines, balloons, and panels in comics makes them well suited to disseminate epidemic-related…[Read more]
I’m writing to share a CFP for a special session at MLA 2022 in Washington, DC, that may be of interest to scholars in health humanities. Please note that the abstract deadline is this Friday, March 26th.
“Eugenics and the Body” MLA 2022
How has eugenics—a discourse of bodily perfection that centers reproduction—influenced perceptions of (non-)h…[Read more]
This is a copy of my presentation for Session #140: Bodily Persistence: Curating Better Medicine through Posthumanism. The presentation considers the posthumanism of pregnancy representation in the Ovia pregnancy app and the short story collection _With Animal_.
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 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 11 months 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 4 years, 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]
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