Health, Art and Society (HAS)
Health, Art and Society is an interdisciplinary research group working on illness narratives. HAS was established in 2015 and is working within the field of medical/health humanities.
Coming up 2019
The seventh international Hamsun-conference is taking place at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
The conference theme is Hamsun and Borders, and boundary states within medicinal/psychological disciplines will be adressed. HAS-members Henrik Johnsson, Ingri Løkholm Ramberg and Linda Hamrin Nesby is hosting the Conference https://en.uit.no/tavla/artikkel/628416/the_7th_international_hamsun_conference
John Brumo, NTNU, gives a midwayevaluation on Lise-Marie Lauritzens ph.d. theses Bruk av skjønnlitteratur for å aktualisere folkehelse og livsmestring i norskfaget.
Ph.d.-subject "Literature and Medicine" at UiT The Arctic University of Norway hosted by HAS. Contributors Anders Juehl L. Rasmussen, Henrik Johnsson, Cathinka Dahl Hambro and Linda Nesby https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne/619967/hif-8100
Petter Aaslestad, NTNU, contributes as external Reader on the midwayevaluation of Ingri Løkholm Ramberg's ph.d. theses Patografien som forsvarsskrift: Amalie Skrams Professor Hieronimus og Paa St Jørgen og Knut Hamsuns På gjengrodde stier.
Associate professor at NTNU, Silje Warberg gives a guestlecture on Olaug Nilssens Tung tids tale at A3019 from 14:15-16.
Everyone is invited to the guestlecture "Legacies of Stalinism and the Gulag: Shame and Nostalgia"
by Ernst van Alphen, Leiden University. The lecture deals with Dmitrii Bykov’s novel Justification (Onpaɓðahue) and Andrei Zvjagintsev’s film The Return (2003). The event is organized together with the research group Russsian Space
Lars Rune Waage, University of Stavanger, evaluates ph.d. Paula Ryggvik Mikalsens ph.d. theses Gothic Infections: Tracing the Gothic in Contemporary Scandinavian Illness Narratives.
Guestlecture by associate professor Carsten Stage (Universitetet i Århus), Den entreprenørielle kræftfortælling - en ny patografi på sociale medier.
The event takes place 13.15-15.00 at C-1006 as part of the course HIF 2043-1
20. – 24. May
Professor II, Matías Martínez holds a Ph.d. seminar, gives a guestlecture about narratology and offers individual supervision for the Ph.d candidates.
Every Thursday from 12-13 HAS meets for lunch in the Teorifagkantina. Please bring your own lunch, if nothing else is noted.
Has been Events!
In connection with Ph.d. Dragana Lukic's Ph.d. project Gylne øyeblikk: Samskapende kreative samlinger, the movie Away from Her will be shown for HAS-members and other targeted participants. The event is a collaboration between Artful Dementia Research Lab and HAS.
At Campus Breivika 16.15-19.30. Light refreshments.
Ph.d. seminar in SVHUM-A 3021. 09.15-12.00.
HAS organizes a presentation with Kate Wormersley and Sandra Goldbeck-Wood entitled “From texts to patients - a parallel case study across a generation.” The presentations will be followed by a plenary discussion.
Kate is currently a junior doctor in Edinburgh who qualified in Cambridge after a first degree in English literature. She´s among other things an accomplished freelance writer who publishes on medical topics in the serious lay media, and co-edits a medical history blog. https://remedianetwork.net/contributors/. She has a burgeoning interest in both women´s and sexual health, and in interdisciplinary approaches to health. Kate is currently working with HAS-member Sandra Goldbeck-Wood as Editorial Fellow at BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health.
The meeting takes place at SVHUM A-3021
The meeting takes place at SVHUM A-3021
Guestlecture by Assistant Professor Lasse R. Gammelgaard (Universitetet i Århus), Teaching "MadLit" in High School Classrooms. The lecture takes place at SVHUM A-2021 (styrerommet) 11.15-13.00
The forthcoming high school textbook “Galskab i litteraturen” (“Madness and literature”) introduces literature’s extensive engagements with states of mind that have traditionally been classified as being outside perceived normality. The talk will address the structure of the book and the issues and concerns a book about this theme entail. The approach is eclectic; it mixes the scientific, objective, and descriptivist language of psychopathology with literature and discourses of literary theory. The thematic chapters all include diachronic and intermedial components. Methodologically, students are then encouraged to approach the material from different vantage points like psychology, narrative theory, intermediality, or creative writing. The aim is to teach students about an important theme in literary history and to give them knowledge of different kinds of mental illnesses. High school students are vulnerable, impressionable young adults, so the endeavor as such has ethical implications, which will be discussed in the talk.
Lasse R. Gammelgaard is assistant professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, where he obtained his PhD-degree in 2013 with a dissertation on narrative and poetry. He is co-coordinator of the interdisciplinary research group “Health, Media and Narrative” at Aarhus University, and is currently working on a project entitled “Forms of Mental Illness Representation in Contemporary Literature,” which is funded by the Denmark’s Independent Research Fund’s Sapere Aude-grant.
Agata Lubowicka, The Universitetet of Gdansk, will give the guestlecture «Polarhelte på glatis: Repræsentationer af sygdom og kropsligt forfald i nutidig dansk grønlandslitteratur» (Polarheros on the ice: Representations of illness and bodily decay in contemporary Greenland literature).
The lecture will take place at SVHUM A-2021 from 10.15-12.00.
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