CFP: Laughter is the Best Medicine? Visual Histories of Health and Humour

Co-editors Dr Christine Slobogin, Dr Katie Snow, and Laura Cowley are pleased to announce a call for chapter proposals for an edited volume exploring vibrant intersections of humour, visual culture, and the health humanities. This volume examines what role visual humour has had and continues to play in healing and healthcare, as well as in…

CFP: Disability Studies in Dramatic Texts and Performance

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance for the 45th Annual Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL. We invite research on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability as it pertains to casting and depictions of those with disabilities in playtexts and…

CFP: Dealing with Trauma in Early Modern France

For panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). From ancient Greek τραύμα (meaning “wound, damage”), the term trauma refers to a physical or psychological injury provoked by a violent event, and the very event causing this great distress. Traumatic events abound in early modern France, whether be caused by natural catastrophes (floods, storms, fires, harsh winter,…

CFP: Ageing and Care in the Middle Ages

Ageing and Care in the Middle Ages Call for papers for sessions at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds (3-6 July 2023) Organized by Laura Cayrol-Bernardo (Universitetet i Bergen) & Ninon Dubourg (Université de Liège) We welcome papers that deal with questions related to ageing and care during the Medieval period. Our goal is to analyze…

CFPs: Multiple Panels and Roundtables at the International Congress on Medieval Studies

Numerous panels and roundtables at ICMS focus on disability and related topics like illness and healing; all proposals are due September 15. Relevant panels and roundtables include: Medieval Galicia: Infectious Diseases and Sick People on the Camino de Santiago and Other Routes (virtual panel) The Two Faces of Illness: Suffering and Miraculous Healings by Holy…

CFP: Pictures of Health in the Eighteenth Century

What does it mean to call someone “the picture of health”? The WHO’s 1949 constitution stated that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” More recently “One Health”—a model of health that includes the social contexts and environmental situation that limits or…

CFP: Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology

Contributions are invited for the edited volume All Our Yesterdays: Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology, which will be part of Routledge’s peer-reviewed Routledge Studies in Ancient Disabilities series. Abstracts are due by 31 August, 2022. See link below for further details.

CFP: Medieval Monstrosities

The Illinois Medieval Association invites proposals for their annual Halloween symposium session, “Medieval Monstrosities,” occurring on October 28, 2022. Abstracts due August 1. See link below for further information.

CFP: The Body and the Human

The 2022 Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, which has the theme “The Body and the Human,” invites proposals for sessions of individual papers by July 7, 2022. Further information can be found via this link.