CFP: WIG Pre-20th Century Panel: Women, Health, and Medici

From: Lisabeth Hock <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: CFP: 31st WIG, Pre-20th-C Panel, Women, Health and Medicine
 (3/15/06; 10/19-22/06)

Women, Health,  and Medicine

Pre-20th-Century Panel for the Women in German Annual Conference, 2006. October  19-22, 2006 at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah (near Salt Lake City).

Session Organizers:
Lisabeth Hock, Wayne State University ([log in to unmask]) and
Tracie Matysik, University of Texas ([log in to unmask]).

We are seeking proposals for 20-minute presentations that discuss intersections between representations of women and discourses of health, illness, and medicine from the Middle Ages through the end of the nineteenth century. Questions that papers might address include:

How is the spiritual, physical, or mental health of women represented?
How is spiritual, physical, or mental illness represented?
To what extent do these representations engage with such discourses as: humoral medicine, homeopathy, romantic medicine, herbal medicine, clinical medicine, psychiatry, gynecology, or midwifery?

While papers should relate to some aspect of German studies, interdisciplinary approaches and contributions from scholars in all disciplines (including, but not limited to, literary and cultural studies, women's studies, history, art history, biology, medicine, and sociology) are encouraged.

Accepted presenters must be members of Women in German by June 1, 2005. Membership information is available at

Please submit 300-500 word abstracts, together with your c.v.,  electronically to both organizers by March 15, 2006.

Lisabeth Hock
Assistant Professor, German and Slavic Studies
Wayne State University
443 Manoogian Hall
906 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan  48202

Tel: 313-577-3514
Fax: 313-577-3266
Email: [log in to unmask]
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