Seminar with Writer and Emeritus Prof. David B. Morris (University of Virginia) - October 5, 2017
The Seminar will be about Morris’ new book Eros and Illness (Harvard University Press, 2017). Writing from his own heartbreaking experience as a caretaker for his wife, Morris relates how desire can worsen or, with care, mitigate the heavy weight of disease. He looks at myths, memoirs, paintings, performances, and narratives to understand how illness is intertwined with the things we value most dearly. Drawing on cultural resources from many centuries and media, the book reaches out a hand to guide us through the long night of illness, as Susan Sontag once described it, showing us how to find productive desire where we expected only despair and defeat.
The seminar will be in English.
Participation in the seminar is free of charge.
Registration to the seminar no later than Sept. 15, 2017: http://webpay.sdu.dk/system/chamor
Time: October 5, 2017 - 10.0-12.00
Venue: meeting room Comenius, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M
For enquiries about the seminar please contact Project Coordinator Pernille Hasselsteen - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seminar arranged by the Niels Bohr Professorship Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature & the Nordic Network for Narratives in Medicine