Spring Symposium Schedule: The Future of Healthcare – April 20, 2018

Spring Symposium Schedule: The Future of Healthcare – April 20, 2018

10:00-11:00 AM

Panel 1: “Reframing Birth, Surrogacy, and Reproduction”

Lori Arnold, “Valuing Women’s Experience in the Uncertainty of Birth”

Susan Stabile, “Integument”

Nicole Jackson Wilson, “Can the Subaltern Mourn?: A Hysterectomy Narrative”


11:00 AM-12:00 PM:

Panel 2: “Visual Arts and the Stages of Life”

Jinsil Seo, “Creative Engagement to Support Older Adults’ Health and Wellbeing”

Sara DiCaglio, “Drawing Health: Home Health Testing in Graphic Medicine”

Anatol Bologan, “Art, Medical Imaging and the Posthuman”


12:00-1:00 PM:



1:00-2:30 PM:

Keynote Speaker 1

Dr. Ruth Berggren, (Title TBA)


2:30-3: 30 PM:

Panel 3: “International Perspectives on Health”

Jessica Howell, “Malarial Feminisms: Olive Schreiner and the Allegories of Chronic Disease”

Vicki Heath, “‘Deprav’d Appetites’: Tracing Dirt-Eating and the Medicalization of Race and Gender in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850”

Katja Herges, “The Future of Dementia Care: Rethinking Memory Loss through Dementia Documentaries”


3:30-4:30 PM:

Panel 4: “Health Humanities and Public Policy/Politics”

Tasha Dubriwny, “Late-Term Abortion Narratives and the Politics of the Fetus/Baby”

Ulrich Koch, “The Future of the Opioid Epidemic and the Paradoxes of Personal Autonomy”

John Mulligan and Bilal Rehman, “American Medicine’s Corporate Past and Corporate Future”


4:30-6:00 PM:

Keynote Speaker 2

Dr. Kirsten Ostherr, (Title TBA)