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786. What Narrative Can(not) Do: A Diagnosis of Narrative Approaches to Medicine

Thursday, 12 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Los Angeles–Miami, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Christine Marks, LaGuardia Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

1. "What Narrative and Fiction Know: Theoretical Considerations of Medicine and Neuroscience in Contemporary Fiction," Johanna Heil, Philipps-Universität Marburg

2. "Symbolic Power and Invisible Illness in Siri Hustvedt's Memoir A Shaking Woman; or, A History of My Nerves," Christine Marks

3. "When Bodies Speak: Patient Narrative and the Diagnostic Construction of War-Acquired Disabilities," Jennifer L. Baldwin, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • American Literature – General

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