Invitation to Seminar with Writer and Emeritus Prof. David B. Morris (University of Virginia) - Oct 5, 2017
The Seminar will be about Morris' new book "Eros and Illness" (2017). Writing from his own experiences as a caretaker for his wife, Morris relates how desire can worsen, or with care, mitigate the heavy weight of disease.
SEMINAR WITH EMERITUS PROF. DAVID B. MORRIS (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA)
University of Southern Denmark
Venue: meeting room Comenius, Campusvej, 5230 Odense M
OCTOBER 5, 2017 - 10.00-12.00 AM
The Seminar arranged by the Niels Bohr Professorship Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature & the Nordic Network for Narratives in Medicine
The Seminar will be about David B. 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 - free of charge.
Registration to the Seminar no later than Sept. 15 2017: http://webpay.sdu.dk/system/chamor
For enquiries please contact: Project Coordinator Pernille Hasselsteen - firstname.lastname@example.org