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>From: "Carl Fisher" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Representing Medicine: Literary, Interdisciplinary, 
>and Cross-Cultural Connections (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)
>
>The 2006 ACLA conference will be held at Princeton
>University, March 23-26, 2006.
>
>Panel:
>
>Representing Medicine: Literary, Interdisciplinary, and
>Cross-Cultural Connections
>
>Panel Organizer:
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>Carl Fisher, California State University, Long Beach
>
>Description:
>
>Medicine and healthcare are central and universal human
>experiences.  Throughout the arts, medicine is represented
>in ways that are both realistic and metaphorical: from
>works on epidemics in classical antiquity to Renaissance
>images of anatomy and healing to modern narratives about
>illness and health to recent films that question the
>ethical boundaries of the profession.  The complex
>relationship between medicine and human experience,
>between patients and practitioners, between medical ideals
>and practical realities, is explored throughout the arts
>in ways that provide a reader/viewer both identification
>and engagement but also some distance for judgment.
>
>This panel will explore representations of medicine.
>Papers can deal with single texts/authors or general
>topics, such as how art represents doctor patient
>relations, public health concerns, healthcare sites and
>circumstances, crisis intervention, aging, alternative
>treatments, and mental health issues. Representations
>across cultures and historical periods, and with a focus
>on historical and social contexts, are encouraged.
>
>To submit a proposal, go to the ACLA website
>(www.acla.org) and follow the links for paper submission.
>  For questions about the panel, contact Carl Fisher
>([log in to unmask]).

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