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  • Capitano on Paul Blom’s Grand Rounds

    So what did you do last summer? For Paul Blom, PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, this question opens up a discussion on health, representation, art, human connection and so much more. On October 2nd, Blom … Continued

  • Edwell, Singer, and Jack Awarded Article of the Year by ARSTM

    Three HHIVE members/alumni have been awarded Article of the Year by the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) for 2019! Jennifer Edwell, Sarah Singer, and Jordynn Jack won this award for their article titled “Healing Arts: … Continued

  • Haverford College – Postdoc to Tenure-Track Position

    Haverford College seeks an ACLS/PPI Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Humanities for a two-year period leading to a tenure track position in the Program in Health Studies. The fellowship is supported by an ACLS initiative designed to increase representation of historically underrepresented faculty in the … Continued

  • Call for Writers: Synapsis

    The editors are pleased to invite new writers to contribute to Synapsis: A Journal of Health Humanities. Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls.” … Continued

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Admissions for the English M.A. concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture are open every fall. In this interdisciplinary program, students can focus on Global Health; Medicine and the Arts; Constructions of Illness; Narrative Medicine; Race, Justice, and Health. Courses can be taken in departments across the university, including social medicine, occupational therapy, anthropology, and English. 

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