CFP: Concepts of Infection (UK) (2/21/07; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

full name / name of organization: 
LD Dawson, English


Concepts of Infection, March 29-31, 2007, University of Bristol (UK)

'Conceptions of Infection' is an interdisciplinary conference, bringing
together specialists in the history of medicine and the humanities in order
to explore the ways in which infections are imagined, represented, and
theorized. Papers may engage with any aspect of infection, from historical
examples of single diseases and epidemics (such as plague, cholera,
leprosy, syphilis, AIDS, bird flu), to more abstract concepts of pollution
and contamination. Topics can include: the ways in which ideas of infection
relate to race, gender, sexual orientation, miscegenation, and conceptions
of the body and of the self; the language of infection and its use as
metaphor; how real and imagined diseases are represented in literature,
film, painting, and book illustration; and the ways in which discourses of
infection are employed for political, psychological, and polemic purposes.

The conference is being organized by Alexander Bird (Philosophy), Lesel
Dawson (English Literature), and Alexander Kosenina (German).

Speakers include:

Sander L. Gilman
Helen King
Anne Hardy
Johannes Tuerk
Stephan Porombka
Yahya Elsaghe
Yvonne Wuebben
Michael Worboys
Philippa Berry
Clark Lawlor
Thomas Ruetten
Cornelia Zumbusch
Roger Cooter
Claudia Stein
Sean de Koekkoek
Uwe Schutte

Proposals, abstracts (maximum 250 words), and single page CVs should be
submitted by 21 February 2007 to:

Michael Bresalier
Visiting Fellow
Department of Philosophy
University of Bristol
9 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB

For further information and registration, visit:

LD Dawson, English

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