The conference invites presentation proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture. Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, history, literature, visual arts), social sciences (e.g., anthropology, cultural studies, sociology) and mass media (e.g., print or electronic journalism) in historical or contemporary contexts are welcome.
Individual and full panel proposals are considered. For full panel proposals (generally four persons) please include titles and abstracts for all participants.
Deadline for abstract submission is November 30, 2012.
For inquires email David E. Tanner, Associate Professor of American Studies and Humanities, at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Boston: david.tannerATmcphs.edu or Carol-Ann Farkas Associate Professor of English, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Boston: carol-ann.farkasATmcphs.eduCarol-Ann Farkas, David E. Tanner, medical humanities, PCA/ACA