Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
   Behind TILTS 2016-2017  

The Story

The Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) has chosen Health, Medicine, and the Humanities as its theme for 2016-17. In a celebration of the Dell Medical School’s arrival on campus, our year-long programming will focus on the central importance of the arts and humanities for both understanding and affecting how health, illness, and healing are experienced. Within literary studies and related disciplines, medical humanities scholars approach these topics with a particular emphasis on questions of representation, cultural history, and cultural difference. By the same token, education in the health professions increasingly draws on literature, visual arts, philosophy, theater, and related endeavors to recapture the human dimensions of illness and its treatment. The 2016-17 schedule of events has been designed to appeal to a broad audience of health practitioners, scholars, students, and other members of the University and Central Texas communities. We hope that you will join us!

   
Upcoming Events

May

12

Death as a Cultural and Medical Phenomenon

Speakers: Professor Alan Friedman, UT Austin /// Dr. Craig Hurwitz, M.D., UT Austin

Time: 7pm

Location: Humanities Texas (1410 Rio Grande St. // Austin, TX 78701)


Sept.

21

Keynote Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University

Time: 7pm

Location: TBA


Sept.

23

Symposium on Literature and Medicine

Featuring: Dr. Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University /// Dr. Alvan Ikoku, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University /// Professor Catherine Belling, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University /// Dr. Andrea Charise, M.D., Ph.D, University of Toronto

Time: TBA

Location: AT&T Conference Center (1900 University Avenue // Austin TX 78705)

 
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