[Msa-discuss] Modernism and Medicine

Cristanne Miller ccmiller at buffalo.edu
Tue Mar 17 11:47:27 EDT 2015

Thought people might be interested in the following conference:

Modernism and Medicine

Despite modernity's rapid medicalization of life, medicine plays a 
surprisingly minor role in most histories of modern art. But attention 
to modernism's embodied forms raises intriguing questions about modern 
art's medicalized creators, patrons, and viewers. This session invites 
papers that interrogate the creative connections between modernism and 
medicine in order to contest, expand, and transform our understandings 
of the nexus between art and medicine in the modern period. In 
particular, we welcome papers that consider artists' new representations 
of the body and bodily functions in terms of medicine's new 
epistemological models, therapeutic regimes, and techniques for 
producing and disseminating knowledge. Topics might include artists' 
depictions of medical subjects and experiences of illness and disease; 
relationships between artists and doctors; medical patronage; public art 
and medical institutions; the use of medical discourse in art criticism; 
the architecture and design of private clinics and public hospitals.

Please send an abstract (1-2 pages, double spaced), a Letter of 
Interest, a Submission Form and current CV by May 8 to: Gemma Blackshaw, 
gemma.blackshaw at plymouth.ac.uk, and Allison Morehead, 
morehead at queensu.ca. For more information, please see: 

Allison Morehead |Assistant Professor of Art Historyand in the Graduate 
Program in Cultural Studies |Queen's University| Kingston, ON K7L 3N6| 

Cristanne Miller
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Edward H. Butler Professor of Literature
Department of English
University at Buffalo SUNY
320 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610
Tel: (716) 645-2575
FAX: (716) 645-5980
ccmiller at buffalo.edu

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