CFP: Literature and Medicine (grad) (3/15/07; 4/21/07)

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Rose Quiello
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CFP: Literature and Medicine (grad) (03/15/07; 04/21/07)
  From: Dr. Rose Quiello < >
  Panel Title: Literature and Medicine (graduate)
  Conference: The Eighth Annual SCSU Graduate English Conference, Michael J. Adanti Student Center, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, Saturday, April 21, 2007, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
  Call for Papers: Literature and Medicine have a long history of cross-pollination, and there has always been a great deal of reciprocity in the relation between literature and medicine, and in the cultural mythologies about literature, suffering, death and grief so often embodied in literature. This panel will explore the relationships between medicine and literature, as both worlds give attention to the human dimensions that come into play in the human body in the face of illness. Papers will center on the more contemporary response to illness as it is lived out in individuals, in the family, in the community and in the body politic. The papers might deal with the complicated issues of what it is like to be ill, what it is like to care for the sick, what it is like to confront illness and sometimes succumb to it, and what it is like to grieve. The body then goes from being merely the body of an individual to the representation of the body politic. A study of the
 resonance between medicine and literature will engender hopefully new approaches to critical thinking about illness and, more important, about the human condition.
  A proposal for a paper should consist of a 250-350 word abstract. Paper proposals must also include the paper title, and the name, day and evening phone numbers, fax number, e-mail address, surface mail address, and institutional affiliation of the presenter. Please also include a brief career biography.
  Electronic Submissions:
  Please send submissions by email to:, either included in the body of the email message or as an e-mail attachment.
  Non-Electronic Submissions:
  If you are unable to e-mail your proposal, you may send a hard copy to:
  Dr. Rose Quiello
  1155 Westwoods Road
  Hamden, CT 06518
  Hard copy submissions must include a separate cover page with the name(s), paper/panel title(s) and other details and a second page with title(s) and abstract(s).
  Deadline for receipt of submissions:
  5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007. You may submit early if you would like an early decision.
  Notification of Acceptance:
  Decisions by the conference committee will be on-going, generally within two weeks of submission of the paper or panel topic. Presenters will be notified of the conference committee's decision by e-mail. No decisions will be made after 2 April 2007.
  There will be a $20 conference registration fee for attendees and guests ($5 for Southern CT students and faculty), due by April 2, 2007; on-site registration fees will be $25 ($10 for Southern CT students and faculty). Registration fees include all food service (continental breakfast, beverage breaks, and luncheon).
  Make checks payable to Department of English/SCSU. Send checks to:
  Elspeth McCormack
  Graduate Conference 2007 Organizer
  English Department
  Southern CT State University
  501 Crescent Street
  New Haven, CT 06515.

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