Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (13)

Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (13)
23 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 Thirteen

Neurology and Psychiatry: Female Experiences of Mind Doctors

Guest Chair: Siobhán McIlvanney (King’s College London)

James Rakoczi (King’s College London): ‘Cahalan’s Double Binds: Reflex, Advocacy, and Self-Making in Memoirs of Brain Encephalitis’

Eliza Toledo (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil): ‘Gender Violence in Life and Hospitalization of Female Psychiatric Patients in Brazil (1930-1950)’

Louise Kari-Mereau (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The cynical vision of psychiatry in Despentes’ Bye Bye Blondie (2004)’

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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