[UPDATE] Medical Humanism / American Literature: CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA

deadline for submissions: 
January 5, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
contact email: 

Medical Humanism / American Literature: CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA deadline for submissions: January 5, 2019 full name / name of organization: Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine contact email: tana.welch@med.fsu.edu 

Medical Humanism / American Literature

CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA

Given the ongoing healthcare crisis in America—soaring costs, physician shortages, and lack of insurance coverage—and the rising interest in the field of health humanities, I seek projects that illuminate American literature’s contribution to medical humanism. More specifically, I am interested in papers that address how American literature can help us revision our view of the body, health, illness, disease, medical education, and/or the healthcare system.

All genres and time periods welcome. This cfp is purposefully broad; the focus of the panel(s) created will be more specific.

Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 5, 2019, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University College of Medicine, at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu