Tue February 23rd 2021, 12:00pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford’s Philosophy & Literature Initiative
Fictions of Care

The Center for the Study of the Novel is pleased to invite you to our final event of the Winter quarter. Jeanne-Marie Jackson (JHU, English), Talia Schaffer (CUNY, English), and Abraham Verghese (Stanford, Medicine) will join us for a panel on fictions of care. From the role of medical writings in literary innovation and the formation of objectivity in early twentieth century West Africa to collective practices of authorship in Victorian fiction and novelistic representations of medical treatment, our three speakers will offer a panorama of care in literary studies, creative writing, and medicine. Professors Jackson, Schaffer, and Verghese jointly ask: what kind of relationships does care require, and how does caregiving coexist with a discourse of professional authority? Further, by considering the endeavors of doctors and authors, our speakers explore cases in which care offers a creative alternative to usual ways of understanding success. 

The panel will take place online on Tuesday, February 23, from 12 to 2 pm PST. You can register here. 

In sum: 

What? Fictions of Care Panel  

When? February 23, 12-2 pm 

Where? Registration here. 

This event is open to the public and has been generously co-sponsored by Stanford’s Philosophy & Literature Initiative.