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Northeast Popular Culture Association Health, Disease and Physical Culture Area

///Northeast Popular Culture Association Health, Disease and Physical Culture Area

Northeast Popular Culture Association Health, Disease and Physical Culture Area

Northeast Popular Culture Association Health, Disease and Physical Culture Area Call For Papers
Location: New York, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: 2009-06-01
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CALL FOR PAPERS

HEALTH, DISEASE AND PHYSICAL CULTURE AREA
NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers for topics relating to the specialized area of Health, Disease and Physical Culture for its annual meeting, which will be held Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24, 2009 on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City).

Topics in Health, Disease and Physical Culture may include:

Representations of the body in discourses of health and illness

Stories of chronic illness, stories of disability, in popular media and in literature

Narratives of infectious diseases (e.g., endemic, epidemic, pandemic) in popular media and literature

Promotion of individual health in popular film, books, advertising, television (e.g., reality programming, talk-shows)

Representations of public policy discourses concerning health in any genre

Portrayals of health institutions and health professionals in literature or mass media

We invite both individual papers and proposals for complete three-person panels. Please send a 1-2 page paper proposal and a one-page vita to both Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman, Area Chair for Health, Disease and Physical Culture and to the NEPCA program chair (see contact information below).

Paper proposals are due June 1, 2009.

Area Chair:

Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman
Professor of Political Science and American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences-Boston
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617-732-2904
Fax: 617-732-2959 or 617-732-2801
Email: [email protected]
Program Chair:

Mark Van Ells
Associate Professor of History
Department of History
Queensborough Community College
City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
[email protected]

Further information about NEPCA is available on the NEPCA Website: http://users.wpi.edu/~jphanlan/NEPCA.html

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