Medical Memoirs

Medical Memoirs is a new theme for WiSER's medical humanities programme in 2017. The series will consist of 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.

So far the two events are as follows:

29 August, evening lecture: 17:00 for 17:30

Lauren Segal: Cancer: A Love Story

Chair: Shireen Hassim

Discussant: Catherine Burns

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**A podcast will be added soon**

6 September, morning symposium

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

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

**A podcast will be added soon**