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Building a Medical Humanities Program: An Ohio State Example

Thursday, 07 December, 2017

James Phelan, "Building a Medical Humanities Program: An Ohio State Example" Thursday, December 7 12:00 pm Art & Architecture Building, Room 113 "How do universities create medical humanities programs and clusters on their campuses? The UT Humanities Center hosts a public talk with Distinguished Professor James Phelan, who helped to create a program at Ohio State University and will discuss lessons learned and possible avenues for exploration of a medical humanities initiative at UT.

James Phelan is a writer, literary scholar, and Distinguished University Professor of English at The Ohio State University. He was the 2016 winner of the "Sir William Osler, MD" Award from the OSU College of Medicine's Medicine and Arts Board, which recognizes contributions to the medical humanities and the "Humanism in Medicine" and "Medicine and the Arts" initiatives at Ohio State. Professor Phelan is the editor of the scholarly journal Narrative and has also written numerous books and article on narrative theory, including Somebody Telling Somebody Else (2017), Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative (2007), and Living to Tell About it (2005). Professor Phelan is also co-editor of the Ohio State University Press series "The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative" and is one of the founders of the Project Narrative collective at OSU.


free and open to the public


Art and Architecture Bldg, Room 113
1715 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996

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