Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (12)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (12)
9 March 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 Twelve

Women, Mental Health, and Identity

Anne Mutidjo (Illinois Urbana-Champaign): ‘Madness and Identity in Two Novels from Martinican Women Writers: Fabienne Kanor and Nicole Cage Forentiny’

Berredai Wedjedane (Université d’Alger 2, Algeria): ‘Between Patriarchy and Madness: Forging Female Identity in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior

Alessia Zinnari (University of Glasgow): ‘Alda Merini’s Memories of the Asylum: Institutional Violence and the Politicisation of Illness in 20th Century Italy' 

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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