Following the success of the recent collection The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (LUP 2011) Liverpool University Press have commissioned a companion volume entitled The Male Body in Medicine and Literature. This new collection will provide interdisciplinary essays that will explore the complex intersections between literature and the medical treatment of the male body. The editors wish to consider the wider cultural ramifications of the representation of the male body, health, sickness, masculinity and ‘manhood’ in order to further our understanding of gender studies, gender politics, science, medicine and literature.
The purpose of this book will be to survey the complex relations between literature and the medical treatment and representation of the male body from 1600 to the present day and the editors are seeking essays which offer a range of methodologies that will be interdisciplinary in their discussion of medicine of the male body, the cultural representation of male corporeality in sickness and in health, and the wider cultural ramifications of male health, its intersections with masculinity and manhood.
For more information please visit the call for papers. Contributors should follow LUP’s house style, details of which can be found here. Please submit articles (5000–7000) words to Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham by 1st December 2012.