Malady & Mortality: Illness, Disease & Death in Literary & Visual Culture (CFP, Conference, Cornwall, 19-20 September 2013)


Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September 2013

Falmouth University, Cornwall

Conference website

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Tony Walter, Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath Professor Alan Bleakley, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Dr Michele Aaron, Dept. of Film and American Studies, University of Birmingham

MALADY AND MORTALITY 2013 will explore critical and creative responses to illness, death and dying in literary and visual culture. It welcomes a variety of approaches and perspectives (autobiographical, critical, visual, medical, fictional and non-fictional) and is open to artists, academics, medical practitioners, writers, journalists, medical technologists, undergraduates and postgraduates.

Areas of interest include: The Body in Pain, Memory and Mourning, (e-)Narratives and Patient Testimony, Public Health and Medicine, Health and Environment, Disease, Disability and Subjectivity/Agency, Medical Identities, Illness and Digital Technologies/Patient Networks, Palliative Care, Quality of Life and Euthanasia and Death, Dying and Artes Moriendi.

Early Bird Conference Fee (for 2 days): £100 (with dinner) / £80 (without dinner)

For further details contact: Dr. Helen Thomas.

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1 Response to Malady & Mortality: Illness, Disease & Death in Literary & Visual Culture (CFP, Conference, Cornwall, 19-20 September 2013)

  1. This sounds fascinating! Fictional narrative as an expression of illness is close to my heart. My autobiographical novel ‘The State of Me’ (HarperCollins, 2008 ), based on my experience of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is actually FREE to downoad for the next week via Amazon Kindle UK if anyone is interested. I often think you can closer to the truth via fiction – whether it is political, medical, historical or personal truth – and I am passionate about educating others about this hugely misunderstood neuroimmune illness which I have had since 1983. The link for free downloading is here: Thanks.

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