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Lisa Diedrich, “Illness as Metaphor”

October 3, 2016

The following article has been reprinted from Lisa Diedrich’s personal blog. In case you missed it: at a rally in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump made fun of Hillary Clinton’s recent bout of pneumonia, imitating her stumbling into her car at the … Read more

Representing Bipolar Disorder through Bollywood-Fusion Dance

April 7, 2016

This past weekend, I spent my time bustling around North Carolina State University with my Bollywood-fusion dance team, Chapel Hill Chalkaa. For those that don’t know about the Indian dance circuit, Bollywood-fusion dance is a type of Indian dance that … Read more

CFP: Mind, Body, Behavior: Health, Illness, and Representation

March 9, 2016

51st Annual Comparative Literature Conference: Mind, Body, Behavior: Health, Illness, and Representation April 27-28, 2016 California State University, Long Beach Health has been a concern of representation from the earliest known images and narratives, and remains a topical subject. Representations … Read more

“TEDxUNC Extends the Meaning of Health”

March 4, 2016

By: Kaitlin Cruz For most people, the first thoughts when hearing the word “health” relate to medicine, doctors, and science. At TEDxUNC Bodies: Being Human on February 27th, attendees heard from presenters who gave entirely different perspectives on what it … Read more

Reflections on the Interprofessional Education Training

March 3, 2016

In early February, undergraduate students in this semester’s English 695 course attended and observed an interdisciplinary event aimed at fostering collaboration between different types of health professionals. Sam Weeks sat down with three of the students to interview them on their experiences … Read more