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DVP Lecture on Thursday, April 26


Posted 04/22/2018
Submitted by Nels Highberg
Category: Campus Announcements
Dr. Aimee Pozorski, Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Aimee Pozorski, Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Visiting Professor

This Thursday, April 26, at 4:00 PM in D201/Mali 1, Aimee Pozorski, this year's Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Visiting Professor will be giving a talk entitled, "Convergences: Trauma Theory, Narrative Medicine, & Ethics." A flyer is attached. Please encourage students to attend, perhaps for extra credit after writing a response to these timely, provocative issues.

This presentation considers the intersection of two late twentieth century discourses, each indebted to the concepts of testimony and the ethical witness: trauma theory on the one hand, and narrative medicine on the other.  What does it mean to move from a study of traumatic history to a study of the ill in order to arrive at the same place: the question of the ethical relation?

Via readings of Holocaust testimony, AIDS memoirs, and cancer literature, we shall consider convergences in two ways: the coming together of theoretical models as well as the coming together of individuals in an ethical relation.  Within these two convergences, we will consider:  How do literature and theory function to bring people together? What does each owe the other?  What is ethical about the written word?

Dr. Aimee Pozorski, Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Aimee Pozorski, Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Visiting Professor