Thursday, 07 December, 2017
How do universities create medical humanities programs and clusters on their campuses? The UT Humanities Center hosts a brown bag luncheon talk with 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 Ohio State College of Medicine’s Medicine and the Arts Board, which recognizes contributions to the medical humanities and to the Humanism in Medicine and Medicine and the Arts initiatives at Ohio State. Phelan is the editor of Narrative and has also written numerous books and articles on narrative theory, including Somebody Telling Somebody Else (2017) Living to Tell About It (2005) and Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative (2007). Phelan is co-editor of The Ohio State University Press book series “The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative,” and is one of the founders of Project Narrative at The Ohio State University.