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Sept. 2021 Meeting: Ordover’s American Eugenics

September 29, 2021

Our September, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Sept. 29 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Nancy Ordover‘s 2003 monograph American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism, especially the introduction and an additional … Continued

LMCC Co-Directors to Lead an MLA Panel

September 7, 2021

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 … Continued

Sept. 2021 Meeting Announcement

September 7, 2021

Due to a combination of technical issues and unexpectedly large crowds in the pavilion on Polk Place, we ended up cancelling our August meeting for LMCC. However, we now have plans for our upcoming September meeting! Our September meeting will … Continued

Aug. 2021 Meeting Announcement

August 18, 2021

LMCC is back for the 2021-2022 academic year! Our first meeting will take place Wednesday, August 25 at 5:30pm est! We will meet in the large white tent/pavilion in Polk Place, in front of Wilson Library. This outdoor venue should … Continued

April 2021 Meeting: Schuller’s The Biopolitics of Feeling

April 28, 2021

Our April, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. April 28 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Kyla Schuller’s 2018 monograph The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century, especially the introduction, “Sentimental … Continued

April 2021 Meeting Announcement

April 5, 2021

LMCC’s next meeting will take place Wednesday, April 28 at 5:30pm est! For our April meeting, we will be reading and discussing the introduction to Kyla Schuller’s 2018 monograph The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century. … Continued

March 2021 Meeting: Hogarth’s Medicalizing Blackness

March 31, 2021

Our March, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. March 31 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Rana A. Hogarth’s Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840, especially: Prologue Introduction An additional chapter of … Continued

March 2021 Meeting Announcement

March 19, 2021

LMCC’s next meeting will take place Wednesday, March 31 at 5:30pm est! For our March meeting, we will be reading and discussing the introduction to Rana A. Hogarth’s 2017 book Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. In … Continued

Feb. 2021 Meeting: Wald’s Contagious

February 25, 2021

Our February, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Feb. 24 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Priscilla Wald’s Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative, especially: Introduction Chapter 1: “Imagined Immunities: The Epidemiology of Belonging” (optional) … Continued

Feb. 2021 Meeting Announcement

January 29, 2021

LMCC returns in spring 2021 with our first meeting of the semester: Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30pm est! For our February meeting, we will be reading and discussing the introduction to Priscilla Wald’s 2008 book Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the … Continued