Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
   Behind TILTS 2016-2017  

The Story

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!

   
Upcoming Events

Sept.

21

Distinguished Visiting Lecture

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)

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

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

Co-Sponsor(s): HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 


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: TBA

Location: Room 1.302B, College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) (UT Austin campus)

 
Featured

Death as Phenomenon photo
Professor Alan Friedman (left) and Dr. Craig Hurwitz, M.D. (right) at the Death as a Cultural and Medical Phenomenon event


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