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Call for Papers: Melancholia

Call for Papers: Melancholia The religious experience of the ‘disease of the soul’ and its definitions in the early modern period: censorship, dissent and self-representation – Venice, November 2013 In its various historic-artistic, medical, literary, philosophical and psychological manifestations, melancholy has been the subject of a vast literature. Moreover, ‘melancholy’ – the word itself – is a polysemic term historically associated with a large variety of groups of distinct meanings. In particular, it underwent a sort of semantic expansion between the 16th and 17th century. It became the name of what the physiologic-medical tradition, going back to antiquity, considered a humoral pathology of the black bile, of an experience of ‘moral’ suffering and also of a mental or emotional disorder, a discomfort sometimes described by sufferers as   ‘abandonment’, ‘dark night’, ‘dryness’, ‘sorrow’ etc. and often lived out in imitatio Christi. In the light of all this,

York STS MA/PhD now accepting applications

York STS now accepting applications for 2013-14 The Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies at York University, Toronto, is now accepting applications for its MA (full and part-time) and PhD programs. We are a small, personable, and research-intensive program run by an enthusiastic faculty with interests drawn from across the human and social sciences. Our courses are diverse and innovative; our students hail from around the world. York STS houses the flagship History of Science journal, Isis, and our campus is home to the one of the largest state or provincial archives in North America. Toronto's central location and status as a major North American transportation hub puts a vast array of research sites and professional gatherings within easy reach. Deadline for applications is 30 January 2013 Find out more at www.sts.yorku.ca , or contact our Program Director, Kenton Kroker, at kkroker@yorku.ca

New Issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

New Issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century We are pleased to announce that the new issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is now available at < http://19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19/index > This issue of 19, guest edited by Joanna Bourke, Louise Hide, and Carmen Mangion, examines the meaning of pain - for sufferers, physicians, and other witnesses - in the nineteenth century. Articles by social and cultural historians, and by literary scholars, discuss the implications of shifting   discourses in personal narratives, in religious communities, and in philosophical, medical, and psychiatric texts. Analysing   language in the diverse theories of the period, this issue extends and deepens our understanding of the complex interaction between the body, mind, and culture in order to gain insight into the ever-changing subjective experience of   pain. 19: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY NO