Northwestern University

May
11
Fri 8:00 AM

Hippocrates Poetry & Medicine Symposium, Ninth Annual

When: Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $175 regular/$75 students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:


In addition to readings by Mark Doty and other poets and the awarding of the 2018 international Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, this conference will feature the following presentations:

Witnessing Illness
  • Metastatic Metaphors: Poetry, Cancer Imagery, and the Imagined Self – Lois Leveen, PhD
  • The Poet as Witness: Poetry as Mythic Construction – Sheri Reda
  • Writing the Memoir for Cancer Patients or Writing to Know Oneself Better – Wendy French, MA

Physiological and Poetic Rhythms
The Use of Poetry to Engage Echoic Memory with People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia – Gary Glazner, BA
Murmur, Beat, Silence: Toward a Cardiography of Poems – Catherine Belling, PhD
The Physiology of Poetry – Eric Elshtain, BFA, MFA, PhD

Witnessing Differences
Agha Shahid Ali and the Poetics of Bio-political Witnessing – Bassam F. Sidiki, MA
Disarticulation and Disability in Bhanu Kapil’s "Humanimal" – Michelle N. Huang, PhD
Phenomenological Poetry: Navigating the Frontier of Performance, Lived Experience and Therapy in Jess Thom's Production of Beckett's “Not I” – Emily Chester, PhD

Lyric Disruptions
  • Poetic Meaning at the Edges of Medicine – Rachel Jamison Webster, MFA
  • The Personal Lyric and Medical Students: How Writing Poetry Disrupts the Hidden Curriculum – Susan J. Sample, PhD, MFA
  • “Lyric Time” in Nursing Education – Joy Jacobson, MFA

Rafael Campo and Mark Doty in Conversation

The day will also include breakfast, a mid morning break, and a lunchtime poster session.

Additional conference events include a reading on Thursday, May 10 and an optional event at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, May 11 from 6:30-7pm.

For further details and a full program, please see the "More Info" link above.

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