Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies

2016-17 Overview



The Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) has chosen Health, Medicine, and the Humanities as its theme for 2016-17. In celebration of the Dell Medical School’s arrival on campus, our year-long programming will focus on the central importance of the arts and humanities for both understanding and affecting how health, illness, and healing are experienced. Within literary studies and related disciplines, medical humanities scholars approach these topics with a particular emphasis on questions of representation, cultural history, and cultural difference. By the same token, education in the health professions increasingly draws on literature, visual arts, philosophy, theater, and related endeavors to recapture the human dimensions of illness and its treatment. The 2016-17 schedule of events has been designed to appeal to a broad audience of health practitioners, scholars, students, and other members of the University and Central Texas communities. We hope that you will join us!

Concluding Events

April

20

Museum Walk with Ray Williams

Guest: Rafael Campo

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Blanton Museum of Art (200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd // Austin, Texas 78701)

 

April

21

Poetry Reading

Speaker: Rafael Campo

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Blanton Atrium (200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd // Austin, Texas 78701)

 


April

20

Invitation Only: Free (Thinking) Lunch

Speaker: Rafael Campo

Time: 11:45am

Location: The Carillon


April

21

Invitation Only: Socratic Dialogue with the Health Science Scholars program

Speaker: Rafael Campo

Location: Joynes Reading Room


Past Events

March

1

Distinguished Visiting Lecture

Title: Cells, Genes, Stories: HeLa’s Journey from Labs to Literature

Speaker: Priscilla Wald, Duke University

Time: 7pm

Location: Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Building (POB) in the Avaya Auditorium (Room 2.302) (201 E 24th St// Austin, Texas 78712)

Co-Sponsor(s): HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 

 

Feb.

2

Alternate Reality Games: An Artist's Talk and Discussion

Speaker: Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Gates Dell Complex (GDC) in Room 6.302 (2317 Speedway // Austin, Texas 78712)

Details: English professor, digital humanist, and Co-Founder of Game Changer Chicago Design Group: Jagoda uses digital storytelling, videogames, and emerging new media forms to explore social, emotional, and sexual health issues with marginalized and sexual minority youth

 

Feb.

3

Gaming the Medical Humanities

Speaker: Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Gates Dell Complex (GDC) in 1.304 (2317 Speedway // Austin, Texas 78712)

Details: English professor, digital humanist, and Co-Founder of Game Changer Chicago Design Group: Jagoda uses digital storytelling, videogames, and emerging new media forms to explore social, emotional, and sexual health issues with marginalized and sexual minority youth

 

Nov.

11

Anthony Ryan Hatch presents: "Metabolic Syndrome and Genealogies of Racism in Bioscience"

Featuring: Anthony Ryan Hatch, Wesleyan University

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB) in Room 2.218 (2305 SPEEDWAY // Austin, Texas 78712)

Details: Professor Hatch will be giving a talk drawn from his book Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). For more information, please visit the program page.


Nov.

11

CANCELLED DUE TO CAMPUS CARRY

Speaker: Karla Holloway, Duke University School of Law and Department of English

Cancellation details:

 

Oct.

28

Symposium on Disabilities Studies

Featuring: Mel Chen, UC Berkeley /// Nirmala Everelles, University of Alabama /// Alison Kafer, Southwestern University /// Julie Passanante Elman, University of Missouri

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Room 2.206 (multipurpose room), Gordon White Building (GWB) (UT Austin campus)

 

Sept.

21

Distinguished Visiting Lecture

Title: The Shock of Attention: Bodies, Stories, Healing

Speaker: Rita Charon, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; C.L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities

Time: 7pm

Location: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402)(2201 Speedway // Austin, TX 78712)

Details: The Director of Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Rita Charon, gives the Distinguished Visiting Lecture to start our Symposium on Literature and Medicine.

Co-Sponsor(s): HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 


Sept.

23

Symposium on Literature and Medicine

Featuring: Rita Charon, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; C.L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities /// Alvan Ikoku, Stanford University /// Catherine Belling, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine /// Andrea Charise, University of Toronto

Time: 9am - 4:30pm

Location: Room 102, AT&T Conference Center (1900 University Avenue // Austin, TX 78705)

Co-Sponsor(s): HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 

 

May

12

Death as a Cultural and Medical Phenomenon

Speakers: Professor Alan Friedman, UT Austin /// Dr. Craig Hurwitz, M.D., UT Austin

Time: 7pm

Location: Humanities Texas (1410 Rio Grande St. // Austin, TX 78701)

Details: “Death as a Cultural and Medical Phenomenon” - a lecture by Professor Alan Friedman, UT Department of English, with a response by Dr. Craig Hurwitz, Chair of Palliative Medicine at UT Austin's Dell Medical School.


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