CFP: Narratio in Medicine and the Law

Narratio in Medicine and the Law: Interpretative and Scientific Knowledge in Medical and Medico-Legal Case Histories from Antiquity to the Renaissance This VivaMente conference explores the intersections of narrative, rhetorical persuasion, and factual evidence in medical and medico-legal case histories from Antiquity to the Renaissance focusing on the longue durée development of medical and medico-legal…

CFP Deadline: Literature as Clinic: Patient Narratives of the Eighteenth Century

As narrative medicine and medical humanities grow into their own specialty fields while expanding outside the traditional frameworks of academia, eighteenth-century studies assumes even greater significance within the development of both the literary canon and the medical field. What can the omnipresence of illness within the body of eighteenth-century literature teach medical humanities? What does…