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Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative

July 8-11, 2020 at Hiram College

Professors Emily Waples and Erin Gentry Lamb invite applications for this year’s Hiarm Summer Seminar: “Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Coutnernarrative,” to be held on the campus of Hiram College July 8-11, 2020.

The 23rd Hiram Summer Seminar will explore the narratives and counternarratives of the health humanities as we enter the next decade of the twenty-first century. Thinking across disciplines including literature, bioethics, and history, we will consider why and how—by whom, about whom, and for whom—narratives of health, illness, and embodiment are told. We will also consider the narratives and counternarratives that surround the health humanities as a field, questioning how we might also think beyond or against narrative as object or method. 

Seminar Master Class Leaders:

  • Alison Reiheld, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; New Content Editor, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Blog
  • Emily Russell, PhD, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Associate Professor of English, Rollins College
  • Maura Spiegel, PhD, Senior Lecturer of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University and Barnard College; Associate Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Workshop Leaders:

  • Jacqueline Antonovich, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Muhlenberg College; Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Nursing Clio
  • Sarah Berry, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, SUNY Oswego
  • Gretchen Case, PhD, Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Therese Jones, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Editor, Journal of Medical Humanities
  • Keisha Ray, PhD, Assistant Professor, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Associate Editor,
  • Kym Weed, PhD, Teaching Assistant Professor; Co-Director of HHIVE Lab; Associate Director of MA Concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Please visit the website for costs, session information, and further details.

Online applications will be accepted through April 1, 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be made by April 15.

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