CFP: Literature and Medicine (4/8/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Myers
contact email:

South Atlantic Modern Language Association
SAMLA 2006
November 10-12, 2006
Charlotte, North Carolina

Special Session: Literature and Medicine

The purpose of this panel is to examine the ways=20
in which medical issues, medical professionals,=20
and people suffering from disease and illness are=20
depicted in literature (of any era), film and=20
television. The focus of the panel is=20
intentionally broad in order to accommodate=20
diverse topics, including the following:

=ADimages of illness, healing and the healer
=ADquestions of biomedical ethics
=ADsocio-cultural implications of specific diseases
=ADteaching literature and medicine

See more information at Convention: Special Sessions.

Possible foci include the following texts and=20
authors-=ADboth canonical and popular=AD-listed below by category:

Fiction and Drama

Camus, Albert. The Plague
Crane, Stephen. The Monster
Edson, Margaret. Wit
Ibsen, Henrik. An Enemy of the People
Pomerance, Bernard. The Elephant Man
Salzman, Mark. Lying Awake
Shaffer, Peter. Equus
Shaw, George Bernard. The Doctor's Dilemma
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein
Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Trollope, Anthony. Doctor Thorne


William Carlos Williams
Philip Larkin
John Keats
Walt Whitman
Denise Levertov
Audre Lorde

Literary Non-Fiction

Verghese, Abraham. My Own Country, The Tennis Partner
Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Gawande, Atul. Complications
Grealy, Lucy. Autobiography of a Face
Sacks, Oliver. Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Selzer, Richard. Letters to a Young Surgeon
Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind
Roney, Lisa. Sweet Invisible Body

Popular Culture (including popular but discontinued series)

Grey's Anatomy
Crossing Jordan
Chicago Hope
Silent Witness

Please send abstracts as email attachments in WORD to=

All proposals must be received by Saturday, April=20
8 (not April 1, as listed on the SAMLA website).

Papers should not exceed twenty minutes or ten double-spaced pages.

All accepted panelists must be members of SAMLA=20
by 1 June 2006 in order to receive convention=20
preregistration materials and to be included in=20
the index of the convention program.

Dr. Kimberly R. Myers
Associate Professor of English and Medical Humanities
Associate Director of University Honors
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172300
2-279 Wilson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2300
Phone: (406) 994-5170
Fax: (406) 994-2422=20

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