CFP: Medical Humanities and English Studies, Special Issue of Nordic Journal of English Studies (Abstract due 1 March 2020)

CFP: Medical Humanities and English Studies, Special Issue of Nordic Journal of English Studies

Medical (or health) humanities engages with questions about medicine and health from a variety of perspectives including anthropology, literature, language, psychology, sociology and the arts. The perspectives of these disciplines are increasingly informing medical education, ethics and practice. In the Nordic countries, various medical humanities initiatives have been created. These include dedicated centres, networks, courses and academic positions. In this issue, we aim to represent the rich ways in which English studies can contribute to the study of physical and mental health. We are open to all essays in the fields of English studies, such as literature, linguistics, pedagogy and cultural studies. We particularly encourage submissions from scholars with affiliation to Nordic institutions.

Sample topics:
1. The use of historical and contemporary corpora to study representations of physical and mental health, treatment, and illness experience
2. Metaphor and other rhetorical devices depicting physical/mental health, treatment and illness experience in medial, literature and culture
3. New sources in English studies for the medical humanities
4. Literary and cultural representations of physical/mental health, treatment and illness experience
5. Literary and linguistic methods and medical humanities
6. English studies and medical humanities in education

Abstracts due: 1 March 2021
Article submission: 1 September 2021
Publication: 2022


Editors: Virginia Langum and Terry Walker

Please send submissions to virginia.langum@umu.se and terry.walker@miun.se

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