CFP: Gendered Bodies in Health and Medicine (CAC Session)

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REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS for the Women’s Network
Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada
Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg
May 14-16, 2013

Gendered Bodies in Health and Medicine
The Women’s Network of the Classical Association of Canada invites submissions for this year’s panel themed “Gendered Bodies in Health and Medicine”. We invite submissions that explore a variety of interdisciplinary topics related to health, medicine and the body as they interact with gender in the ancient Mediterranean world. Specifically, we are interested in the differentiation between women’s health and men’s health and the medical, scientific, and intertwined socio-cultural approaches toward the fe/male body. Contributors may examine, but are not limited to, such topics as: Hippocratic gynaecology, the reproductive health of gendered bodies, gender specific illness and disease, and, more generally, men’s views on the female body. We also welcome submissions that explore themes of reception, specifically the classical origins of attitudes (and/or stereotypes) towards the female body in health and medicine of the Renaissance and beyond.

Please submit abstracts of 350-500 words (with relevant bibliography) by Thursday, January 31, 2013 directly to Dr. James T. Chlup (cac2013 AT cc.umanitoba.ca) and indicate that the abstract is for the Women’s Network. Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Judith Fletcher (jfletcher AT wlu.ca) or Dr. Lisa Trentin (lisa.trentin AT utoronto.ca).

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