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March 19, 2008

Call for Proposals: Cancer Stories

The Medical Humanities Program at IUPUI has announced a Call for Proposals entitled "Cancer Stories:  The Impact of Narrative on a Modern Malady."  The call is related to a Medical Humanities Symposium.  Here are some excerpts from the web site:

"Cancer Stories" is a two-day symposium organized around the premise that narratives about cancer have influenced the way in which cancer is experienced in America. Prose, poetry, performance, and the visual arts constitute the range of narratives the symposium will explore.  We include both the production and reception of cancer stories by physicians, nurses, patients, artists, and advocates to explore how the cultural meaning of cancer has shaped the human and institutional response to it.

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"Cancer Stories" is a free symposium that will take place 6-8 November 2008, as one of a series of events surrounding the dedication of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC) on the campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.  Following the symposium, plenary and workshop presenters will gather for a working session devoted to framing an edited volume of manuscripts relating to their presentations.  Accommodation for participants is available in University Place Hotel, adjacent to symposium venues.

Further details are available on the symposium web site.

(h/t DV)


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