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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Medical Humanities Lecture: Dr. Cheli Reutter "The Medical Humanities and UC"

Medical Humanities Lecture

Dr. Cheli Reutter, University of Cincinnati

Gives the talk "Medical humanities at UC"

Date of the talk: November 17, 2010

ABSTRACT: In this talk I will briefly trace the history of the medical humanities (a relatively young but classically derived discipline) as context for the examination of various medical humanities-related endeavors in which UC faculty and students have participated in the last few years. I will also relate the visions of various members of the faculty for future medical humanities developments. I will illustrate with a few examples how literature and film can work for different constituencies seeking to benefit from a medical humanities perspective. Examples discussed in the talk will include Stephen Crane's The Monster, Audre Lorde's Cancer Journals and Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper.

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