Lisabeth Hock <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: CFP: 31st WIG, Pre-20th-C Panel, Women, Health and
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).
… Lisabeth Hock, Wayne State University ([log in to unmask])
… Tracie Matysik, University of Texas
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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
… How is the spiritual, physical, or mental health of women
… 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.
Assistant Professor, German and Slavic Studies
Wayne State University
443 Manoogian Hall
906 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
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