[UPDATE] The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

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Essay Collection ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)

Abstracts by 1 June 2013.

Following the success of the recent collection The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (LUP 2011) Liverpool University Press have commissioned a companion volume entitled The Male Body in Medicine and Literature. This new collection will provide interdisciplinary essays that will explore the complex intersections between literature and the medical treatment of the male body from 1600 to the present day. We wish to consider the wider cultural ramifications of the representation of the male body, health, sickness, masculinity and 'manhood' in relation to our understanding of gender studies, gender politics, science, medicine and literature.

Essays might cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Male hysteria
Male consumptives
HIV/AIDS
War, conflict and the male body
Virility, fertility and impotence
Male nursing
The working-class male body and medical experimentation
Urology
Disability
Mental health and the male body
Sexually transmitted diseases and the male body

In the first instance, please submit an abstract of around 500 words to Greta Depledge (depledgeg@aol.com) and Andrew Mangham (a.s.mangham@reading.ac.uk) by 1st June 2013.