CFP: The Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California

The Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California

Annual Graduate Conference - First Forum - 'Contagion' - This conference seeks to reconsider the term's association with disease and illness by foregrounding its etymological potential as a form of contact. The conference will take place on October 20th and 21st and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Bliss Cua Lim, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC-Irvine.

CFP: MLA 2016: Non/Human Contagion


The MLA Division on Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature   
welcomes proposals for the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, Texas:

Medieval Non/Human Contagion

How does the distinction human-nonhuman emerge from medieval   
representations of illness and death?
Contagion can be used as a valuable pressure point to examine the   
construction and failure of distinctions between the human and the   
non human across the Middle Ages.

Advice on Contagion in the eighteenth century

Friends:

As efforts to control contagion and the fear of contagion are both in the news, some of you might find the following webpage helpful in your classes.  It is a set of short instructions that were circulated to (presumably) poor patients by reforming physicians in the late eighteenth century.  I transcribed them and added short introductions.

http://www.contagionism.org/advice_to_the_poor.htm

Margaret DeLacy

 

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