Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (9)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (9)
26 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 Nine

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Guest Chair: Amaleena Damlé (Durham)

Laura Lazzari (Catholic University of America; Franklin University Switzerland): ‘How to Achieve a Positive Birth Experience? Female Agency and Childbirth in Swiss-Italian Literature’

Soumya Kashyap and Priyanka Tripathi (Indian Institute of Technology Patna): ‘Practising the Humanities: Female Fertility, Artificial Reproductive Technology and Contemporary Indian Women’s Writing’

Kaliane Ung (Pittsburgh): ‘The First Days of Maternity in Contemporary French Literature’

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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