Saturday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 18D, ACC
Keywords in Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Program arranged by the forum TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Presiding: Catherine Belling, Northwestern Univ.
Speakers: Sally Chivers, Trent Univ.; Lisa Diedrich, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory Univ.; Ann Jurecic, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Erin Lamb, Hiram Coll.; Kari Putterman, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.; Matthew A. Taylor, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Setting out a preliminary lexicon for the Medical Humanities and Health Studies (MHHS) forum, presenters give concise critical-historical accounts of terms fundamental to the field—life, mortality, disease, health, disability, care, empathy, and compassion—before open discussion exploring the methods, concerns, and (inter)disciplinary potential of MHHS in the MLA context.