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>Subject: CFP: Three NEMLA Panels: Mencken; Literature & Medicine; 
>Violence, Technology, & the Cold War (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)
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>H.L. Mencken: The Sage of Baltimore  NEMLA 38th Annual Convention, March
>1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006
>This panels solicits papers on any aspect of the work or influence of
>H.L. Mencken, with particular interest in his involvement with
>lampoonery or social darwinism.  Send abstracts to Lisa DeTora,
>Lafayette College: [log in to unmask]
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>Literature, Narrative and Medicine  NEMLA 38th Annual Convention, March
>1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006
>Bleak House, Martin Chuzzlewit, Doctor Thorne, The Woman in White,
>Dracula, Frankenstein, Cancer Ward, Sanctuary, Cider House Rules, Mrs.
>Dalloway, The Plague, Mister Monday, The Hostile Hospital, The Miserable
>Mill, A Summer to Die, Terms of Endearment.  What do these texts have in
>common? Each depicts medicine in action.  This panel considers the
>cultural and social significance of depictions of medical content in
>belletristic literature, journalism, and nonfictional narrative. Papers
>are sought on medical topics in life and literature, including juvenile
>fiction.  Lisa DeTora, Lafayette College: [log in to unmask]
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>Violence, Technology, and the Cold War Domestic Roundtable. NEMLA 38th
>Annual Convention, March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for
>abstracts: September 15, 2006  Papers are sought on topics including,
>but not limited to: domestic violence in Cold War film and television
>(The Burning Bed, The Tracey Thurman Story, The Godfather); protecting
>families and households (Shane, The Stepford Wives, Die Hard); images of
>violence designed to be projected into Cold War households ("The Lone
>Ranger," "Gunsmoke," "M*A*S*H," "The Rockford Files"); and Cold-War era
>technology-oriented images of violence for domestic consumption ("Star
>Trek," "Space 1999," "Battlestar Galactica"). Papers considering Cold
>War images and texts in the context of pre- or post-Cold War forms are
>also welcome. Lisa DeTora. Lafayette College; [log in to unmask]
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