Medical Humanities & Health Studies @MLA 2015

Culled from the nearly 800 sessions at this week’s annual convention of the Modern Language Association, the following list (by no means complete) may be of interest to scholars in medical humanities and health studies.

21. Beyond Metaphor: New Directions in Ibero-American Film and Disability Discourse(s)
Thursday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 16, VCC East

22. Samuel Beckett and the Mind
Thursday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 215, VCC West

44. Passions, Rhetoric, and the Early Modern Sermon
Thursday, 8 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 115, VCC West

65. American Mental Health
Thursday, 8 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 210, VCC West

98. Toward a Methodology of Critical Embodiment
Thursday, 8 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 117, VCC West

116. Forces of Encounter: Affect, Audience, and Trauma in Contemporary Performing Arts
Thursday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 114, VCC West

122. Early Modern Food Memories, Memoirs, and Memorials
Thursday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 222, VCC West

124. The Science of Memory
Thursday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 219, VCC West

141. Studies in Cognitive Linguistics
Thursday, 8 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 14, VCC East

150. Negotiating Flesh as a Site of Memory: Reconsidering the Semantic Field of Hortense Spillers
Thursday, 8 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 222, VCC West

158. The Brain as Site of Memory: Neurolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Language Learning
Thursday, 8 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 14, VCC East

165. Keywords in Disability Studies
Thursday, 8 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 118, VCC West

185. Edith Wharton and Sex
Friday, 9 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 207, VCC West

206. Goethe’s Poetic Faculties and the Primacy of the Senses
Friday, 9 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 19, VCC East

232. Ability, Disability, and Early Modern Englishness
Friday, 9 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 117, VCC West

265. Horizons of Literary Food Studies: Genres, Materials, Methods
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 224, VCC West

285. Aging and (Un)Sustainability
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 9, VCC East

286. Disability Epistemology
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 117, VCC West

295. Narratives of Reproductive Rights in American Literature
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 223, VCC West

313. “Bodies That Matter”: Corporeality and Materiality in the Age of Goethe
Friday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 5, VCC East

318. Performing the Aging Memory
Friday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 207, VCC West

331. Atlantic Empiricisms
Friday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 220, VCC West

338. Disability, Slavery, and Economic Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Friday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 117, VCC West

375. The Early Modern Body as Site of Erotic Memory
Friday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 112, VCC West

392. The Genre of Scientific Experiment
Friday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 115, VCC West

402. Disability and the Arthurian World
Friday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 17, VCC East

430. Sites of Memory, Sites of Amnesia
Saturday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 7, VCC East

441. Another Site for Negotiation: Empathy, Cognition, and Literature
Saturday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 214, VCC West

457. Modernism, Feminism, and Disability
Saturday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 117, VCC West

479. What Orgasmology Teaches Us about Sex: A Roundtable with Annamarie Jagose
Saturday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 218, VCC West

494. Experiments, Cross-Disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
Saturday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 204, VCC West

503. Memory, Trauma, and Violence in Arabic Literature and Culture
Saturday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 16, VCC East

511. Schemas of Disability before 1800
Saturday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 117, VCC West

570. Debility, Disability, and Irish Modernist Writing
Saturday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 117, VCC West

669. Forms of Vitality in Early Modern English Drama
Sunday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 112, VCC West

685. Politics and Poetics of Cognition
Sunday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 214, VCC West

686. Black Spanish Baroque: Otherly Bodies in the Construction of Cognition, Nation, and Gender
Sunday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 15, VCC East

696. Homotional Sites: Queer Affects as/and Places of Memory in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Sunday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 10, VCC East

714. What’s the Matter with Subjectivity?
Sunday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 113, VCC West

760. Teaching Composition after the Neuro Turn
Sunday, 11 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 116, VCC West

766. Literary History and Ideas of Mind
Sunday, 11 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 202, VCC West