Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (11)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (11)
23 February 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 Eleven

Breaking Bodily Taboos

Freya Verlander (Warwick): ‘Ecologies of Skin, Gender, and Landscape’

Kathryn Bryan (Cambridge): ‘Invisible Chain: The Female Experience of Abortion Across a Century from Jean Cauchet’s L’Ensemencée (1904) to Annie Ernaux’s L’événement (2000)’

Roxana Doncu (Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest): ‘From Babe to ‘Baba’: Ageing Women in Dubravka Ugrešic’s Baba Yaga Laid An Egg

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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