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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!

Featured (Concluding) Events



Gallery Conversation

Speakers: Rafael Campo with Art Director Ray Williams

Time: 7:30pm

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

Ray Williams and Rafael Campo. Photo by Professor Susan Rather



Poetry Reading

Speaker: Rafael Campo

Time: 12:00pm

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

Featured (Earlier) Events

Alternate Reality Games: An Artist's Talk and Discussion
Professor Patrick Jagoda giving his talk: ""Gaming the Medical Humanities"

Professor Anthony Hatch at his lecture
Professor Anthony Hatch at his lecture on "Metabolic Syndrome"

Disabilities Studies Symposium Guests
From left to right: Professor Alison Kafer, Professor Julie Passanante Elman, Professor Mel Chen, and Professor Nirmala Erevelles at the Symposium on Disabilities Studies

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