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Monday, 28 December

192. The Uses of Illness: Virginia Woolf and Medical Narrative

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Independence Salon III, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the International Virginia Woolf Society

Presiding: David Eberly, Boston, MA

1. “‘A Sublime Complacency’: Religio Medici; or, Treating the Visionary’s Peril,” Rita Charon, Columbia Univ.

2. “Facing Illness: Rethinking Ethics from Virginia Woolf’s Bedside,” Michelle Ty, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “Illness and Metaphor: Virginia Woolf’s Illness Experience and the Motive for Metaphor,” Marcia D. Childress, Univ. of Virginia

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