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>From: "Mica Gould" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Health and Healing in Medieval Romance (9/15/05; 
>Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)
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>The Medieval Romance Society invites abstracts on the subject of Health and
>Healing in Medieval Romance for presentation at the Forty-first
>International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2006.  In the past decade,
>scholarship has made significant contributions to the study of medieval
>health and medicine.  What has yet to be fully explored, however, is how
>these concepts are manifested in popular literary works.  Where does the
>medical concept of the disease of love come into play in the literature?
>What is the scientific explanation of "magical healing"?  This session seeks
>to explore how notions of  health and healing inform, or are informed by,
>medieval romances.  Topics include but are not limited to
>The disease of love
>Humors and physical and psychological health
>Images of the body
>Magical medicines
>Problems in the combination of medicine and romance
>Significance of body fluids
>How Gender differences affects health issues
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>Please submit abstracts by September 15, 2005 to
>Mica Gould
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>English Department
>500 Oval Drive
>Purdue University
>West Lafayette IN 47904
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>Or
>Ilan Mitchell-Smith
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>2707 Normand Cir.
>College Station, TX 77845

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