UPDATE: Literature and Medicine Special Issue: Narrative, Pain, and Suffering (7/1/04; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Tara McGann
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CFP: Special Issue of Literature and Medicine on Narrative, Pain
 and Suffering**deadline extension**(7/1/04)

Narrative, Pain, and Suffering
Volume 24, Number 1
Literature and Medicine
Issue Editors: Tod Chambers and Martha Stoddard-Holmes

Both medicine and literature care caught up in the problematics of pain:
its verifiability (What does it mean to say that pain is authentic,
imagined, hallucinated, or faked?); its relation to language and other
expression (How does pain produce, strain, or erase representation?);
its transgressive properties (Where might pain exceed the limits of an
individual nervous system or undermine traditional categories of body
and mind?); and its power to disrupt or to reconstitute selves and
communities (What can we learn by regarding pain as performative or

This special issue of Literature and Medicine will foreground pain,
representation, and the social body. We encourage the submission of
papers engaging any aspect of medical culture related to pain, including
nonwestern medical cultures.

Deadline for submission: 1 July 2004

Manuscripts should be prepared according to guidelines in The Chicago
Manual of Style, 15th edition. Literature and Medicine is a
peer-reviewed journal. Authors' names should appear only on a cover
sheet so that manuscripts can be reviewed anonymously. Literature and
Medicine reviews only unpublished manuscripts that are not
simultaneously under review for publication elsewhere.

Direct all inquiries and manuscripts to: mstoddar_at_csusm.edu,
Send paper copies of manuscripts to Rita Charon and Maura Spiegel,
Editors-in-Chief, Literature and Medicine, Columbia University, College
of Physicians and Surgeons, PH9E-105, 630 West 168th Street, New York,
NY 10032. Mansucripts for the annual general issue should be sent to the
above address.

--Tara McGannCoordinator, Program in Narrative MedicineManaging Editor, Literature & MedicineColumbia University, P&SPH9E-105, 630 W. 168th StreetNew York, NY 10032212-305-4975 work212-305-9349 faxhttp://www.narrativemedicine.org =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/ or write Erika Lin: elin_at_english.upenn.edu ===============================================Received on Mon Apr 12 2004 - 21:36:59 EDT