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LMCC Co-Directors Rachel Warner and Paul Blom have co-organized and will be leading a panel for the 2022 annual MLA Convention!

Inspired by their joint interest in the health humanities and in their combined work with the LMCC, Rachel and Paul designed a potential special session panel, solicited papers, and created an exciting panel proposal that has been accepted as part of MLA’s Annual Convention. The convention will take place Jan. 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Paul will serve as the Presider of the panel, and Rachel will serve as the Respondent for the panel, titled “Health, Medicine and Literature: Critical Intersections.”

Here is some more information about the convention as a whole, and here is more specific information regarding their specific panel.

Rachel and Paul are excited and grateful for this opportunity and look forward to collaborating with other scholars in this field and then sharing these experiences with the rest of the LMCC! (They also want to thank Professors Jane Thrailkill and Kym Weed for their inspiration, guidance, and assistance in this process! They also want to thank the excellent scholars who submitted papers, especially the three amazing scholars selected for their panel! Rachel and Paul look forward to meeting them and discussing their work with them this January.)

If you’re a member of LMCC and have similar experiences or announcements to share, please send them to us so we can post them here and celebrate you as well!

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