CFP: Malady and Mortality: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture (Cornwall, 19th-20th Sept. 2013)

Date: 19th-20th September 2013

Location: Falmouth University, Cornwall

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Tony Walter, Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath Professor Alan Bleakley, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Dr Michele Aaron, Dept. of Film and American Studies, University of Birmingham

MALADY AND MORTALITY 2013 will explore critical and creative responses to illness, death and dying in literary and visual culture. It welcomes a variety of approaches and perspectives (autobiographical, critical, visual, medical, fictional and non-fictional) and is open to artists, academics, medical practitioners, writers, journalists, medical technologists, undergraduates and postgraduates.

Areas of interest include: The Body in Pain, Memory and Mourning, (e-)Narratives and Patient Testimony, Public Health and Medicine, Health and Environment, Disease, Disability and Subjectivity/Agency, Medical Identities, Illness and Digital Technologies/Patient Networks, Palliative Care, Quality of Life and Euthanasia and Death, Dying and Artes Moriendi.

Early Bird Conference Fee (for 2 days): £100 (with dinner) / £80 (without dinner)

For further details contact: Dr. Helen Thomas or visit the Conference website.

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