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Convergences: Trauma Theory, Narrative Medicine, & Ethics
Distinguished Teaching Humanist Summer Workshop for Faculty
9:30 to 2:30 on Tuesday, July 10; Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday, July 12
Via readings of select novels and theoretical texts, 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?
Novels to be discussed include Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Michael Cunningham's The Hours, and Ian McEwan's Saturday along with theoretical work by scholars such as Cathy Caruth, Rita Charon, Sigmund Freud, and others. Books and other materials will be provided for all participants.
Workshop to be led by Dr. Aimee Pozorski, Professor of English, Central Connecticut State University.
Dr. Pozorski is the author of Falling After 9/11: Crisis in American Art and Literature (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) and Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).
She is currently at work on a new book, AIDS: Trauma and Politics.
The workshop is open to all University of Hartford full-time and part-time faculty.
Please send an email to Dr. Nels P. Highberg at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you wish to take part in the workshop and attaching your latest resume or CV.
Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018
Participants will receive a $600 stipend for taking part in the workshop. Lunch will also be provided.