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Teresa Casal (University of Lisbon)
“Imagining Myself Out of Myself”: Uses of Fiction and Memoir in Health Humanities”
Chaired by Rossella M. Riccobono
September 29, 2021 

Poster_SeminarSeries_Fiction_27September.jpgThis fifth lecture of the Facets of the Health Humanities series, hosted by “Il Pietrisco” Prose, will see Teresa Casal explore the medium of Memoir and the practice of Health Humanities.
This talk hopes to contribute to a closer appreciation of how memoir and fiction represent experiences of illness and grief and how readers engage with them. It will draw on literary works written on the thin line between memoir and fiction to consider the questions they raise on the power and limitations of fiction and memoir: are there limits to the testimonial power of memoir? Can the artifice of fiction, its power to shift perspective and step into others’ minds, prove enabling to articulate otherwise inarticulate experience? Are the differences in the writing of memoir and fiction replicated in the reading of each form?


Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 829 4387 6600 

For passcode email: prose@pietrisco.net
Deadline for enrolment: 1pm on 29 September, 2021

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