- British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) Autumn Graduate Reception
- Reading and Reception Seminars: Dr Sibylle Erle
- Medical (In)Humanities Workshops: Institutions, Languages & Social Practices
- Reading and Reception Seminars Spring Term Programme
- Taboos, Trends and Debates in Contemporary Scandinavian Children’s and Young Adult Literature
- Reading and Reception Seminars: Dr Ann Lewis
- Reading and Reception Seminars: Professor Patrick Pollard
- "You don't look old!": Public lecture by Lynne Segal
- Film screening and conversation with Professor Colin MacCabe
- Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss'
- Portraying Perpetrators screening: '2 or 3 Things I Know about Him'
- Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'The Act of Killing'
- Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'La Sierra'
- Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'The Passenger'
- Visiting Lecture in Comparative Literature
- Reading and Reception Seminars: Dr Carolyn Burdett
Medical (In)Humanities Workshops: Institutions, Languages & Social Practices
Publication date: Nov 26, 2013 12:06:18 PM
Dec 4, 2013 2:30:00 PM
End: Dec 4, 2013 5:30:00 PM
Location: Room B02, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF
Guest Speaker: Professor John Foot (Bristol University)
The project ‘Medical (In)humanities’ is a multidisciplinary exploration of the ways in which the practice and theory of medicine has undermined or consolidated notions of humane behaviour.
The title ‘Medical (in)humanities’ is a provocative response to the field of medical humanities and is designed to explore the assumptions underlying the very notion of ‘inhumanity’ in order to define what is humane.
The aim of the project is to open up what is already an inter-disciplinary venture to further avenues, by bringing together researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds: history, cultural criticism, political theory, socio-linguistics, psychiatry, psychoanalysis and psychology.
Key areas of exploration will be political theory, history, discourses of sovereignty and subjectivity, human rights and security, trauma and empathy, ethics and medical ethics, and the interplay of medicine and culture.
The project is being supported by a grant from the UCL Grand Challenges: Human Wellbeing.