Material Medicine: Objects, Bodies and the Haptic, AMH Conference 2019, Plymouth University , UK.

This conference begins with critical anthropocentrism in both medical narratives and the humanities, and will explore the meanings of objects and the non-human extent in medical humanities research.

Call for Papers

We kindly encourage you to submit a proposal for presentation addressing one or more of the below-mentioned topics for the AMH Material Objects Conference 2019. The conference reflects on medical humanities practices from the point of view of their non-human factors.

We ask:

  • Whether medical humanities can be considered beyond typically human behaviour, expressing and reflecting the intentions and needs of human beings, but rather a point of encounter and a collaborative relation between heterogeneous elements, components or materials, like bodies, organisms and objects?
  • What kinds of objects mediate between clinical bodies and patients, between ‘health’ and ‘illness’?
  • What kind of objects speak to medical humanities narratives? How can medical humanities create, reject, liberate, or reunite objects?
  • How might concepts of the inhuman be reconciled alongside the medical object?
  • How can we ‘object’ to the use of medical tools?

(Papers from outside this call are still welcomed.)

Link to conference event page: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/material-medicine-objects-and-bodies

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