CFP: papers for a virtual panel on "Humanizing Disease: Tuning into the Instruments of Medical Humanities" for PAMLA 2021 (Nov 11-14, 2021)

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Call for Papers
November 11, 2021 to November 14, 2021
Nevada, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Public Health, Teaching and Learning

Papers are sought for this virtual (online) session of the PAMLA 2021 conference ( that explore the way the disciplines of the humanities unlock the human experience behind disease for patients, healthcare providers, and public health officials alike. Close readings of selected cultural texts that explore specific disease events, investigations into cultural responses to broader healthcare issues, or even considerations about the challenges of teaching students during a pandemic, are encouraged.

Medical Humanities as a field has much to offer the world in 2021, given its role in humanizing and historicizing disease, illuminating the multifaceted nature of public health challenges, and narrating the experiences of patients and healthcare providers alike. This virtual (online) session invites papers that explore the intersections of medicine, science, art, and history, for how they can unpack the current global pandemic, past disease events, or even future predicted events in any number of genres nestled under the humanities umbrella. Papers that suggest ways these intersections can inform our teaching of students currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic are welcomed, as are papers that address the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

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