CFP: Three NEMLA Panels: Mencken; Literature & Medicine; Violence, Technology, & the Cold War (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa.DeTora_at_sanofipasteur.com
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Lisa.DeTora@sanofipasteur.com

H.L. Mencken: The Sage of Baltimore NEMLA 38th Annual Convention, March
1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006
This panels solicits papers on any aspect of the work or influence of
H.L. Mencken, with particular interest in his involvement with
lampoonery or social darwinism. Send abstracts to Lisa DeTora,
Lafayette College: detoral_at_lafayette.edu

Literature, Narrative and Medicine NEMLA 38th Annual Convention, March
1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006
Bleak House, Martin Chuzzlewit, Doctor Thorne, The Woman in White,
Dracula, Frankenstein, Cancer Ward, Sanctuary, Cider House Rules, Mrs.
Dalloway, The Plague, Mister Monday, The Hostile Hospital, The Miserable
Mill, A Summer to Die, Terms of Endearment. What do these texts have in
common? Each depicts medicine in action. This panel considers the
cultural and social significance of depictions of medical content in
belletristic literature, journalism, and nonfictional narrative. Papers
are sought on medical topics in life and literature, including juvenile
fiction. Lisa DeTora, Lafayette College: detoral_at_lafayette.edu
<mailto:detoral_at_lafayette.edu>=20

Violence, Technology, and the Cold War Domestic Roundtable. NEMLA 38th
Annual Convention, March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for
abstracts: September 15, 2006 Papers are sought on topics including,
but not limited to: domestic violence in Cold War film and television
(The Burning Bed, The Tracey Thurman Story, The Godfather); protecting
families and households (Shane, The Stepford Wives, Die Hard); images of
violence designed to be projected into Cold War households ("The Lone
Ranger," "Gunsmoke," "M*A*S*H," "The Rockford Files"); and Cold-War era
technology-oriented images of violence for domestic consumption ("Star
Trek," "Space 1999," "Battlestar Galactica"). Papers considering Cold
War images and texts in the context of pre- or post-Cold War forms are
also welcome. Lisa DeTora. Lafayette College; detoral_at_lafayette.edu
<mailto:detoral_at_lafayette.edu>=20

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