Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities (11)

CCWW PGR/ECR Online Seminar Series

All are invited to attend the Centre’s second PGR online seminar series entitled 'Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities'. This series examines engagements with healthcare, medical innovation, and ethics in contemporary women’s writing. It spotlights how a diverse range of contemporary women’s writing (spanning fiction, philosophy, life-writing, and many other genres) is engaging with central questions concerning public health at the intersections of the humanities and medical science and practice.  

Seminar Eleven

Breaking Bodily Taboos

  • Freya Verlander (Warwick): ‘Ecologies of Skin, Gender, and Landscape’
  • Kathryn Bryan (Cambridge): ‘Invisible Chain: The Female Experience of Abortion Across a Century from Jean Cauchet’s L’Ensemencée (1904) to Annie Ernaux’s L’événement (2000)’
  • Roxana Doncu (Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest): ‘From Babe to ‘Baba’: Ageing Women in Dubravka Ugrešic’s Baba Yaga Laid An Egg’

Abstracts available to read here.

Institute of Modern Languages Research
Freya Verlander (Warwick), Kathryn Bryan (Cambridge) and Roxana Doncu (Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest)
Event date: 
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - 5:30pm