Writing@CWRU

Navigation + Search
Home / Sadar Lecture / “The Novelization of the Body (Nests, Shells, and Scars), or How Medicine and Stories Need One Another,” a lecture by Rita Charon

“The Novelization of the Body (Nests, Shells, and Scars), or How Medicine and Stories Need One Another,” a lecture by Rita Charon

Posted on April 9, 2010

This talk explores the value and necessity of exploring medical encounters as narratives of life’s fragility. Combining the tools of literary analysis and medical diagnostics has the potential for better health and stronger reading practices.

Rita Charon is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Page last modified: May 27, 2016