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356. Literature and Medicine: Reconfiguring the World in Early Modern Italy, France, and England

Wednesday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Boren, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Dorothea Heitsch, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1. "Syphilitic Poetics: Fracastoro's Literary Encounters with Syphilis," Sarah Parker, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2. "Reconsidering the Humoral Body: The Effect of the Doctrine of Subtlety on Early Modern English Metaphoricity," William Henry Spates, Qatar Univ.

3. "Dissecting Monsters: Early Modern 'Chirurgions' and Medical Authority," Sara Orning, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

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  • General Literature – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • Comparative Literature – Medieval and Renaissance

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