Call for Papers: The Healing Arts: Illness and Medicine in
Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
44th Annual Convention Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts
The 44th Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as
well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants
may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists
can only present one paper (panel or seminar).
Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2012
This panel seeks papers on the topic of illness and medicine in
nineteenth-century Russian literature. Potential topics include: the
verisimilitude of the depiction of illness; the depiction of doctors and
healers; the tension between modern medicine and folk remedies;
pathology as manifestation of personality; pathology and psychology;
illness as mystical and/or profane; illness and issues of mortality;
issues of women’s health. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word
abstracts (preferably in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.