Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (7)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (7)
15 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 Seven

Chronic Illness and Pain

Lise Groenvold (Birkbeck): ‘Chronic Illness in American writing’

Hannah Clarkson (Royal Institute of Art Stockholm): ‘Where does it hurt?: Writing the Ailing Body’

Mariana Thomas (Independent Researcher): ‘The Affective Language of Pain and the Female Body: Illness in Contemporary Women’s Life-Writing’

Anna Rasokat (Cologne): ‘Bridging the Gap Between Medical Science Writing and Female Experience in Jessie Greengrass’ Sight (2016)’

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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