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“Health in/of the Humanities: Race, Gender & Subalternity (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Chicago, IL
Organization: Midwest Modern Language Association
Event: Midwest Modern Language Association
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2024-11-14 to 2024-11-16 Abstract Due: 2024-04-22
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The Race, Gender, and Subalternity Permanent Section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) invites abstracts for this year’s MMLA convention in Chicago, IL.  The 2024 convention’s theme is “Health in/of the Humanities,” so this Permanent Section encourages scholarly work that connects the topics of Race, Gender, and Subalternity to issues of health, whether that be human health, the health of the humanities, or both health issues in combination.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

·       Exploring the Intersection of Race and Health: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges.

·       Gendered Narratives of Health: Unveiling the Cultural and Social Dimensions.

·       Subaltern Health: Voice from the Margins.

·       Decolonizing Health Practices: Reclaiming Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

·       Health Disparities Among Racial and Gender Minorities: Addressing Structural Inequities.

·       Queering Health Narratives: Intersections of Gender, Sexuality and Well-being.

·       Medicalization of Race and Gender: Examining Power Dynamics in Health Care.

·       Body Politics: Embodiment, Identity, and Health in Diverse Communities.

·       Racialized Medicine: Impacts of Biomedical Research and Practices.

·       Resilience and Resistance: Subaltern Voices in Health Advocacy and Activism.

·       The Healing Power of Art: Exploring Therapeutic Interventions in the Humanities.

·       Narratives of Illness and Identity: Examining the Role of Storytelling in Health.

·       Ethical Dilemmas in Representing Health: Challenges and Responsibilities in the Humanities.

·       Environmental Dilemmas in Representing Health: Challenges and Responsibilities in the Humanities.

·       Medical Humanities in Medical Education: Integrating Humanistic Approaches in Healthcare Training.

·       Environmental Humanities and Public Health: Intersection and Implications.

·       Psychosocial Perspectives on Health: Insights from Literature, Film, and Media.  

·       Cultural Competence in Healthcare: Leveraging the Humanities for Effective Practice.

·       Historical Perspective on Health and Healing: Lessons from the Past for Contemporary Challenges.

·       Technology, Ethics, and Health: Exploring the Impact of Digital Humanities on Healthcare.

·       The Body Text: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Health and Embodiment.


Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by April 22, 2024 to Dr. Tamara D. Hill at professionalismhill@gmail.com.


Dr. Tamara D. Hill