Public Conversation with Prof. Rita Charon (Columbia University) and Writer and Emeritus Prof. David B. Morris (University of Virginia). Moderated by Niels Bohr Prof. Rita Felski (SDU)
The Public Conversation will be about narrative medicine and medical eros as two comparable strategies to counter or at least supplement the current predominance of biomedicine. Professor of Medicine Rita Charon coined the term “narrative medicine” around 2000, she is now the Executive Director of the Program of Narrative Medicine at Columbia, and in her publications (see her 2006/8 and the co-authored 2017 Oxford University book) she has made a strong argument about the need for “narrative knowledge” in the medical system. Likewise, Writer and Emeritus Professor of English David B. Morris has argued in his new book, Eros and Illness, published by Harvard University Press that “medical logos” cannot stand alone in the healthcare system and should be accompanied by what he calls a “medical eros”. Both Charon and Morris use literature and art in order to recognize the deeply human needs of patients. The Public Conversation will be moderated by Niels Bohr Prof. Rita Felski (SDU).
The Public Conversation will be in English.
Participation in the Public Conversation is free of charge.
Registration to the Public Conversation no later than Sept. 15, 2017: http://webpay.sdu.dk/system/chamor
Time: October 4, 2017 - 1.00-3.00 PM
Venue: meeting room Sky, Campus Kollegiet, Campusvej 1, 14th floor, 5230 Odense M
For enquiries please contact Project Coordinator Pernille Hasselsteen - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Conversation arranged by the Niels Bohr Professorship Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature & the Nordic Network for Narratives in Medicine