“When Do Bodies Catch up with Their Stories?: A Narrative Ethics of the Mortal State” today at 4:30 p.m.

Date: Today, 10/1
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Oxford Presentation Auditorium

The Emory College Department of Spanish and Portuguese invites you to attend the 8th annual Emilia Navarro Distinguished Lecture, presented today, Oct. 1 by Dr. Rita Charon, Professor of Medicine and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Charon, a general internist and literary scholar who holds an MD from Harvard and a PhD in English from Columbia, is considered the founder of the field of narrative medicine. Her research focuses on the consequences of narrative medicine practice, reflective clinical practice, and health care team effectiveness. She is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness (Oxford University Press, 2006) and co-editor of Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics (Routledge, 2002) and Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine (SUNY Press, 2008). Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine, a co-authored textbook of narrative medicine, well be published by Oxford University Press.

The Emilia Navarro Distinguished Lecture series honors the memory of the late Professor Emilia Navarro, an eminent scholar of Renaissance and Baroque Spain and a much-admired Emory colleague. During her tenure on the Emory University faculty (1968-1999), Dr. Navarro’s interdisciplinary work on early modern gender studies broke new intellectual and institutional ground. One of the first women at Emory to chair a department and to serve in the University Senate, Dr. Navarro was also a founder of the Emory Women’s Caucus and of the Women’s Studies program, now the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She received numerous awards for her role as trailblazer and advocate for women at Emory.


Related Links/Sources
Emory Department of Spanish and Portugese
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Department of Medicine
The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Luella Klein, MD


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