Illness, Wellness, and Medicine in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010)

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Georgia R. Kreiger, Allegany College of Maryland
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This panel will focus on portrayals of illness, wellness, and medical treatments in nineteenth-century American women's writing. Papers may explore 1) types of health care such as conventional medicine, homeopathic medicine, mesmerism, faith healing, and others; 2) types of women health caregivers, such as mothers, slaves, herbalists, spiritualists, mediums, charlatans, and others; or 3) definitions of illness and wellness as they relate to women in nineteenth-century America. Submit 250-word proposals to Dr. Georgia Kreiger, Allegany College of Maryland,

Deadline for paper proposals: September 30, 2009

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