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Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – Bioaffect, Medical Memoir, and the Making of a Physician

Date: Tue. March 7th, 2017, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

der-arzt-by-ivo-salingerMedical students and physicians in the US are routinely rhetorically positioned as subjects who lack empathy. By examining memoirs that medical students produce about their time in medical school and essay collections written about physicians and empathy, Melissa Pompili, a PhD candidate in the Department of English, identifies the cultural forces at work behind this positioning in order to illuminate how the humanities can bring the physician’s own conception of self into the conversation about the humanity of medical encounters.

Pre-lecture reception begins at 4:15 pm.

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