Northwestern Events Calendar

Oct
22
2020

Wounded Literacy: Writing Hospital Time - Joanne Jacobson

recurring see all events in this series

When: Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Online

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

Cost: FREE - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Joanne Jacobson, PhD
Professor Emerita of English
Yeshiva University
New York, NY

Wounded Literacy: Writing Hospital Time 

This talk will consider hospitalization and the imperatives of writing about hospitalization from the patient’s point of view. Approached as an immigration site—what Mary-Louis Pratt has called a “contact zone”—the hospital emerges as a site of competing literacies; the patient’s experience one of wounded literacy, of disruption of such fundamental markers as time and spatial boundaries and personal identity. In turn, out of this experience emerge for the patient both the imperatives of writing and the challenges of creating narrative. My approach will be to put into dialogue with one another this critical analysis and personal writing from my essay collection, coming out this fall from The University of Utah Press, Every Last Breath: A Memoir of Two Illnesses.  

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**

Read more about this series  |  Sign up for lecture announcements

Register Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in