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The Art of Medicine in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Film [El arte de la medicina en la literatura y el cine ibérico y latinoamericano]

Convocatoria | Reino Unido - Kent University
Hasta el 3 de mayo de 2011
The Art of Medicine in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Film
[El arte de la medicina en la literatura y el cine ibérico y latinoamericano]

 The Art of Medicine in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Film
9-10 September 2011, University of Kent, Canterbury
Call for papers
This conference seeks to address a new approach in Iberian and Latin American literature and film concerning the relationship between art and healing. The recent development of a discipline of Medical Humanities has led to the creation of an interdisciplinary site able to defy academic compartmentalisation and to foster productive in-between spaces across the sciences and the humanities. Medical practitioners are valiantly trespassing the science divide to enter an alluring arts/literature territory, whilst humanities scholars perceive the cultural/medical contexts which inform a vast array of literary works. It appears that equal rights to the human body have been claimed by both physicians within the sanitised environment of the laboratory and the hospital, and by the literary scholar eager to strip, dissect, and anatomise the body on the bare page. This interest in the art of healing, medicine, medical discourses, illness narratives, the hospital and the mental asylum, alternative medicines, run through the bloodstream and the psyche of Iberian and Latin American literature and film.

 

 Confirmed plenary speakers: Prof. William Rowe (Birkbeck College), Dr Neil Vickers (King’s College London), Professor Richard Cardwell (University of Nottingham).
This conference, co-organised by Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, will offer the unique opportunity to anatomise this exciting comparative/interdisciplinary area of research across Iberian and Latin American literature and film. We welcome paper proposals on any of the following themes:

Illness narratives
The doctor, nurse in literature and film
Magical healing, shamanismo, curanderismo
Writing and the Body
Hypnotherapy
Fictions in the Modern Hospital/Mental Asylum
Medicine, conflict and trauma
Madness and Creativity
Illness and Creativity
Disability Studies

Please send paper proposals in English of 200 words by Tuesday 3rd May, 2011 to:
Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán p.novillo-corvalan@kent.ac.uk[1]
and Dr William Rowlandson w.rowlandson@kent.ac.uk[2]


A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published.

 

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