Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (6)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (6)
1 December 2020, 5.30pm - 7.00pm

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CCWW PGR/ECR Online Seminar Series

All are invited to attend the Centre’s second PGR online seminar series entitled 'Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities'. This series examines engagements with healthcare, medical innovation, and ethics in contemporary women’s writing. It spotlights how a diverse range of contemporary women’s writing (spanning fiction, philosophy, life-writing, and many other genres) is engaging with central questions concerning public health at the intersections of the humanities and medical science and practice.  

Seminar Six

Disability Narratives

Guest Chair: Hannah Thompson (Royal Holloway)

Sarah Simpson (Edinburgh): ‘Intellectual Disability and Undertones of Eugenics in Amparo Dávila’s Óscar

Katja Herges (Tübingen): ‘Affect, Politics and Gender in Women’s Writing about ALS and Dying’

Christina Lee (King’s College London): ‘Beautiful Lyme: Mindful Crip Aesthetics and the Art of Being Sick’

Alice Hill Woods (York) - 'Autopathography as (eco)biosocial resistance: Aurora Levins Morales’s Kindling'

Programme, including abstracts and bios (pdf)

The seminar will be held in English.

All are welcome to attend this free event, at 17:30 GMT. You will need to register in advance to receive the online event joining link. Please click on the Book Now button below to register.

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Benjamin Dalton
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