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Call for Papers MMLA 2024 conference Chicago Postcolonial Studies permanent section

Chicago, IL
Organization: Midwest Modern Language Association
Categories: Postcolonial, Graduate Conference, Literary Theory, 20th & 21st Century, 20th & 21st Century, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas
Event Date: 2024-11-14 to 2024-11-16 Abstract Due: 2024-04-22

The Postcolonial Studies Permanent Section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) seeks abstracts in line with this year’s conference’s theme: “Health in/of the Humanities.” We seek scholarly work within the realm of postcolonial studies that intersects with the topics of physical health, mental health, disparities in access and care, communal health, and racial disparities. The following questions are areas of interest for the section:

-How does the power imbalance between the Global North and Global South affect one’s access to and quality of one’s healthcare?

How do these factors impact one’s health outcomes?

-How does race disrupt the availability and/or quality of care?

-What can be done to effect change in the face of inequality?

-What are the bigger issues that gird current paradigms of subalternity?

Other possible topics might include:
Narratives of health, sickness and/or recovery
Health subcultures • Disability studies
Food studies • Religion and health
Women’s studies and health
Medical Humanities, Narrative Medicine, Health Humanities
Health Science
Writing Representations of Public, Private, and Global Health
Environmental Health
Mental/psychological health
Psychoanalytic approaches to health
Approaches to health in the Digital Humanities
Privacy and confidentiality
Medical technologies
Health professions/institutions/workplaces
 
Please do not feel limited by the above questions and topics, the section welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to all topics that intersect the conference’s theme and postcolonial studies. For consideration, please send a 200–300 word abstract to?Jose Intriago Suarez at? jose.intriagosuarez@marquette.edu?no later than?April 22nd.

https://www.midwest-mla.org/permanent-sections

jose.intriagosuarez@marquette.edu

Jose Intriago Suarez