Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (8)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (8)
12 January 2021, 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 Eight

End-of-Life Narratives, Resilience, and Care

Guest Chair: Steven Wilson (Queen’s University Belfast) 

Adina Stroia (Independent Scholar): ‘The End of Care: Notes on “Assisted suicide” in Noëlle Châtelet’s La dernière leçon

Lucía López Serrano (Salamanca): ‘Opting Out of Resilience in the Psychiatric Ward: The Dilemma of Assisted Suicide in Miriam Toew’s All My Puny Sorrows

Marzia  Beltrami (Tartu): 'Lalla Romano’s Nei mari estremi as Illness Narrative'

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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