Medical memoirs: Exploring writing about illness, death, recovery

Wednesday, 6 September, 2017 - 08:30

Medical Humanities and the Governing Intimacies Project at WiSER invite you to a symposium

Medical Memoirs Poster

In the second half of 2017, WiSER will launch a Medical Memoirs series as part of its medical humanities programme. The series will consist of several events in a range of formats, from discussions of individual texts with their authors, to symposia focusing on a range of memoir forms, exploring narrative formations and what is at stake in telling both one’s own story of illness and sometimes impending death, and in telling the stories of others.

Wednesday, 6 September

08:30-08:45     Introduction: Sarah Nuttall

08:45-09:45     Lenore Manderson: Nerve: Conversations with Lenore (discussant: Victoria Hume)

09:45-10:00     Break

10:00-10:45     Glen Ncube: “Medical Biographies”

10:45-11:30     Karen Lazar: “The Stricken Word: Finding a narrative for stroke” (discussant: Sinethemba Makhanya)

11:30-12:00     Break

12:00-13:00     Maria Phalime: “The Doctor Who Walked Away” (discussant: Nolwazi Mkhwanazi)


WiSER Seminar Room,
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University 

Both events will take place in the WiSER seminar room, 6th floor, Richard Ward Building, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand