Medical Humanities Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 23-25 August 2013
Current Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Professor Rita Charon; Professor Paul Crawford; Further TBA Papers might address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Nurse-writers, physician-writers, surgeon-writers, veterinarian-writers, etc. of any culture, historical period or literary epoch, and/or nurses, physicians, surgeons, and vets as literary subjects
- Non-clinical healthcare workers (adminstrators, janitors, technicians, etc.) as writers and/or literary subjects
- The literature of caregiving
- Gender and medical authority
- Historical development of medical and literary professionalism
- The afterlife of Foucault’s ‘medical gaze’
- Hybrid discourses and genres (the case history, illness narratives, etc.)
- Narrative Medicine (and, particularly, does it challenge or reinforce the notion of physician as sole author/authority) and related developments in professionalism and education
- The philosophy of attentiveness in healthcare and creative writing
- ‘Attentive writing’ as creative practice; including ‘process oriented’ writing practices and those primarily concerned with the creation of aesthetically valuable outcomes.
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It is six years this April of trying to be an 'attentive writer' here on W2tQ, so this sounds a very interesting conference in an apparently fabulous city I have yet to visit. Hodges' model is a great tool to assist in attentiveness and creativity. After the disappointment of the conference in Australia for May I am considering other conference options and writing projects.