The SNF-project team "Life (Beyond) Writing: Illness Narratives" organized a one-day symposium open to the public:

Symposium on Narrative Matters in Literature, Linguistics, Psychology and Medicine


April 15, 2013, 9-18h, Grosser Hörsaal, Englisches Seminar, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel

The team had been exploring the social, cultural, linguistic and literary meanings of illness narratives and reflective writing and the applications of these findings to medical education. This symposium provided a platform to share results and to invite eminent scholars from different research disciplines such as linguistics, literary studies, psychology and medicine to engage in dialogue.

 

SNF IllNarr Home
Miriam Locher's website  and Franziska Gygax's website

 

Program

Grosser Hörsaal, Englisches Seminar

9:00-9:15

Welcome

9:15-9:45

Brigitte Boothe (University of Zurich)
Illness narratives in the psychotherapeutic session

9:45-10:15

Gabriele Lucius-Hoene (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Narrative matters and narratives that matter. Illness stories in interaction: reporting, constructing, creating

10:15-10:45

Michael Bamberg (Clark University)
The roles of personal disclosure and narrative in the trust-building business

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-11:45

Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham)

'Illness and illness metaphor in Chekhov: Medicine and storytelling

11:45-12:15

Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern), Anna Thiemann (University of Münster)

"We are, after all, expecting them to live the American Dream": Cure and recovery in the American autie-biography

12:15-13:30

Lunch break (Englisches Seminar)

13:30-14:00

Lisa Diedrich (Stony Brook University)

Graphic heterotopias: Treating epilepsy in L’Ascension du Haut-Mal

14:00-14:30

Franziska Gygax (University of Basel)

"Woundable, around the bounds": Life (beyond) writing and terminal illness

14:30-15:00

Miriam Locher, Regula Koenig (University of Basel)

Reflective writing texts by medical students: A genre analysis

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-16:00

Alexander Kiss, Julia Notter (University of Basel)

Medical Humanities in Basel: General aspects and medical student narratives – When empathy is lacking

16:00-16:30

Victoria Tischler (University of Nottingham)

'Its something a bit different'—Reflections on introducing narrative writing into a medical curriculum

16:30-16:45

Coffee break

16:45-17:30

Round table

18:30

Dinner at Restaurant Schlüsselzunft, Freie Strasse 25

 

Project team:  Franziska Gygax (literary studies), Miriam Locher (linguistics), Regula Koenig (linguistics), Alexander Kiss and Claudia Steiner (medicine) (University of Basel); Victoria Tischler (psychology) (University of Nottingham).

This symposium terminated the SNF-funded research project "Life (Beyond) Writing: Illness Narratives" (CR13I1). 

 

Sponsors

We thank the following institutions for their generous support:

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

The English Department of the University of Basel (Englisches Seminar)
Department of Languages and Literatures

 

 

 

 

IllNarr-Publications

IllNarr-Past activities and transfer

SNF IllNarr Home
Miriam Locher's website  and Franziska Gygax's website