Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine

Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine The Center for Literature and Medicine is home to a distinctive interdisciplinary program at Hiram College, serving students, health professionals, & the wider community.

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05/05/2021

Congratulations to the winners of the Center for Literature and Medicine’s Creative COVID contest, selected by guest judge Dana Walrath:

Creative Writing:

1st Place: Cole Filer, “On Being a Hospital Worker in a Pandemic”
2nd Place: Zachary Fox, “The Earth breathes amid our respiratory pandemic”

Visual Arts/Multimedia:

1st Place: Sinegugu Gasa, “My Story”
2nd place (tie): Natalie Quarry, “Getting a New Job During the Pandemic”
2nd place (tie): Carah Katzendorn, “Housing after Thanksgiving”


Many thanks to all who submitted!

Pop-Up Contest: Creative Responses to COVID-19 Do you have a quarantine story to tell? A pandemic-inspired photography c...
03/08/2021

Pop-Up Contest: Creative Responses to COVID-19

Do you have a quarantine story to tell? A pandemic-inspired photography collection? A COVID comic?

The Center for Literature and Medicine invites submissions of writing and art that respond to any aspect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Creative Writing
including creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry

Visual Art/Multimedia
including photography, painting/mixed media, comics/graphic narratives, film/recorded performance

First prize in each category: $300
Runner-up in each category: $200

The contest is open to current Hiram and NEOMED students, as well as Hiram alumni from the class of 2020. Multiple submissions are permitted.

To enter, visit: 778.short.gy/CLM

Deadline for submissions: March 26, 2021

About the Judge
Dana Walrath, PhD, MFA

Dana Walrath, writer, artist, and anthropologist, crosses borders and disciplines with her work including Aliceheimer’s, a graphic memoir and Like Water on Stone, a verse novel about the Armenian genocide. A Fulbright Scholar and Senior Atlantic Fellow, her comics, essays, and commentary have appeared in The Lancet, Irish Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, Public Radio and in anthologies including Menopause: A Comic Treatment, a New York Times Best of 2020 Graphic Novel.

Pop-Up Contest: Creative Responses to COVID-19

Do you have a quarantine story to tell? A pandemic-inspired photography collection? A COVID comic?

The Center for Literature and Medicine invites submissions of writing and art that respond to any aspect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Creative Writing
including creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry

Visual Art/Multimedia
including photography, painting/mixed media, comics/graphic narratives, film/recorded performance

First prize in each category: $300
Runner-up in each category: $200

The contest is open to current Hiram and NEOMED students, as well as Hiram alumni from the class of 2020. Multiple submissions are permitted.

To enter, visit: 778.short.gy/CLM

Deadline for submissions: March 26, 2021

About the Judge
Dana Walrath, PhD, MFA

Dana Walrath, writer, artist, and anthropologist, crosses borders and disciplines with her work including Aliceheimer’s, a graphic memoir and Like Water on Stone, a verse novel about the Armenian genocide. A Fulbright Scholar and Senior Atlantic Fellow, her comics, essays, and commentary have appeared in The Lancet, Irish Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, Public Radio and in anthologies including Menopause: A Comic Treatment, a New York Times Best of 2020 Graphic Novel.

02/20/2021

Your Saturday reminder that “Black In The Ivory: Writers Confront Racism” presented by @blreview & @goldfdtn is this upcoming Tuesday, Feb. 23rd!

Join incoming BLR NF editor, Damon Tweedy & editor-in-chief, @danielle_ofri in conversation with @micheleharpermd , @choo_ek , Ofole Mgbako, & Kevin Gutierrez!

Tickets are FREE with RSVP, find the link in our bio!
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Black History Month Feature: Dr. Oni Blackstock | Medical Humanities
02/08/2021
Black History Month Feature: Dr. Oni Blackstock | Medical Humanities

Black History Month Feature: Dr. Oni Blackstock | Medical Humanities

Throughout the month of February, in honor Black History Month, the Medical Humanities-BMJ blog is proud to feature distinguished Black individuals who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and medical humanities. By Brandy Schillace, Medical Humanities-BMJ EIC Here at Medical Humanities,....

04/17/2020
E. M. Forster's The Machine Stops

Thanks to David Hansen, American Playwright for posting this amazing piece, which the Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine helped to make happen. Here are David's comments:

"Remote ... control."

You need something to listen to. Here's a classic radio drama for your shelter-in-place lifestyle, eric coble, playwright's adaptation of THE MACHINE STOPS by E.M. Forster.

Commissioned by Martin Kohn and the Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine and the Biomedical Humanities, Eric wrote a one-act stage play, which was presented at a symposium at Hiram and later at Ingenuity Cleveland in 2005.

In 2007 I directed this radio drama adaptation for 90.3 WCPN ideastream, Creating this show was a particular delight, involving as it did some of my favorite voice talents (most notably and Rasheryl McCreary as Vashti and Nick Koesters as Kuno) and giving Dennis Yurich the chance to create some truly delicious themes and sound effects.

Also featuring the voices of Dawn Youngs, Tim Keo, Jazmín Corona, with Foley effects by Kelly Elliott. Performed live before a studio audience the show broadcast was produced by Dave DeOreo and Al Dahlhausen and hosted by Dee Perry.

It is mind-blowing to think the source materials was written over one hundred years ago. It's more timely now than when we created this broadcast.

Take a listen ... with the lights outs.

Eric Coble’s adaptation of E.M. Forster’s short story, written in 1909, which predicts the internet and mankind’s obsession with it. Featuring RaSheryl McCre...

03/24/2020
Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine

Sad news to share on the Hiram Summer Seminar, but please do join the mailing list to hear as soon as we have rescheduled!

It is with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. We intend to reschedule for the summer of 2021. Follow us for updates here & on Twitter: @hiramlitmed, or join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/39a5AHD

03/23/2020

It is with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. We intend to reschedule for the summer of 2021. Follow us for updates here & on Twitter: @hiramlitmed, or join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/39a5AHD

We regret that we will need to cancel this month's Center for Literature and Medicine events in accordance with recommen...
03/12/2020
Hiram College | Coronavirus Updates

We regret that we will need to cancel this month's Center for Literature and Medicine events in accordance with recommendations regarding COVID-19. Applications for July's Summer Seminar remain open until April 1: https://www.hiram.edu/academics/centers-of-distinction/center-for-literature-medicine/center-programming-and-publications/international-summer-symposia/summer-seminar/

Hiram is a coeducational liberal arts college of about 1100 men and women located in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio.

33 years ago this month, Larry Kramer founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in New York City. To commemor...
03/09/2020

33 years ago this month, Larry Kramer founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in New York City. To commemorate this anniversary--and in anticipation of Hiram's Performing Arts program's spring show, ANGELS IN AMERICA--the Center for Literature and Medicine will be investigating the past, present, and future of AIDS activism in the United States with two upcoming events. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 18, 7 PM, Alumni Heritage Room:

“Love in the Time of ACT UP: Reflections on AIDS Activism, Queer Family, and Desire”

Brett Stockdill, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Latinx & Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Northeastern Illinois University

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Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 PM, Alumni Heritage Room:

“AIDS Then and Now"
A roundtable discussion featuring:

Tracy Jones, MNO, Executive Director, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

Dianne Kerr, PhD, MCHES, Professor Emeritus, School of Health Sciences, Kent State University

Cast members from Hiram's production of Angels in America

New piece by Dr. Sarah Berry, who will be leading the workshop on pedagogy during the 2020 Hiram Summer Seminar, "Health...
02/25/2020
How to Read a Medical Study in Black History Month

New piece by Dr. Sarah Berry, who will be leading the workshop on pedagogy during the 2020 Hiram Summer Seminar, "Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative."

See all workshop descriptions and apply to the summer seminar here: https://bit.ly/2w69J1m

https://medicalhealthhumanities.com/2020/02/22/how-to-read-a-medical-study-in-black-history-month/

Sarah Berry // Bioethics and black history are intertwined in the U.S. In 1972, a news story broke about a four-decade medical experiment in rural Tuskegee, Alabama that studied the untreated effec…

TONIGHT at 7:30 PM!Kelli Dunham, "Laughter at the End of Life"Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center 2nd floorFree and open to ...
02/18/2020

TONIGHT at 7:30 PM!
Kelli Dunham, "Laughter at the End of Life"
Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center 2nd floor
Free and open to the public

Kelli Dunham is the genderqueer ex-nun storytelling nurse comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Channel, the Moth Mainstage, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival, the Risk podcast, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction.

Kelli was nominated as a 2015 White House Champion of Change (NOT under the current administration) for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC's longest-running most super earnest LGBT storytelling event.
Kelli is the author of seven hilarious nonfiction books about very not humorous subjects (including kids' guides to puberty) and recently helped set the Guinness World Record for longest comedy show/multiple performers. Kelli is zig-zagging around the country this spring and summer celebrating the release of her latest comedy album "Not The Gym Teacher" with free House Concerts to raise money for progressive causes.

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio once called Kelli a show-off. To her face.

Applications are now open for this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar: “Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative,...
01/18/2020

Applications are now open for this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar: “Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative,” to be held on the campus of Hiram College July 8-11, 2020. Join us for fabulous Master Classes led by Alison Reiheld, Emily Russell, and Maura Spiegel, and insightful workshops led by Jacqueline Antonovich, Sarah Berry, Gretchen Case, Therese Jones, Keisha Ray, and Kym Weed.
https://www.hiram.edu/academics/centers-of-distinction/center-for-literature-medicine/center-programming-and-publications/international-summer-symposia/summer-seminar/

TOMORROW: Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Keisha Ray, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical School: "Not ...
10/16/2019

TOMORROW: Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Keisha Ray, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical School: "Not Without Us: Using Testimonies from Black Patients to Humanize Data on Racial Disparities in Health Care"

7 PM in the Dix Dining Hall (Kennedy Center 2nd floor). Free and open to the public.

01/27/2019
North American Network in Aging Studies

North American Network in Aging Studies

EMERGING SCHOLARS AWARD: NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS:

NANAS warmly invites all eligible students presenting at our conference to apply for our NANAS Emerging Scholars Conference Paper Prize! Please see details below. The deadline for application is 15 April 2019.

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NANAS Emerging Scholar Conference Paper Award

Nature of the Award:

NANAS will offer an Emerging Scholar Conference paper award for the best student paper presentation on the occasion of its 2019 bi-annual international conference (“Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination”) at Trent University, Peterborough. The recipient will receive $100 (USD), a certificate, and a free one-year membership in NANAS. In addition, he/she/they will be recognized at the NANAS/ENAS awards presentation

Eligibility:

· Applicants must be currently registered as an MA or PhD student or no more than two years (24 months) post-graduation, MA or PhD
· Applicants must be current (student) members of NANAS or join NANAS in order to be eligible
· Applicants must have been accepted as presenters for the NANAS conference in Trent, Peterborough
· Applicants must present their paper at the conference

Submission Process:
Your written paper should be submitted to [email protected] by April 15, 2019, with the subject line: “NANAS Emerging Scholar Award.”
Please submit your paper in PDF format. Please also submit, in a separate document, a brief bio-sketch (no more than 300 words).

Papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
· Depth and detail of the text
· Quality of writing
· Originality and contribution

Tomorrow! Join us for a lecture by author Brandy Shillace.
10/15/2018

Tomorrow! Join us for a lecture by author Brandy Shillace.

Join us tomorrow at 7:00 pm in Hiram College's Kennedy Center Ballroom for this fascinating talk by author and science historian Brandy Schillace!

Join us next week (Sept. 20) to hear Dr. Jon Kerstetter speak about the role of memoir (and his fantastic memoir, Crossi...
09/13/2018

Join us next week (Sept. 20) to hear Dr. Jon Kerstetter speak about the role of memoir (and his fantastic memoir, Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier's Story)!

Join us next week for the kickoff event of Hiram's FrankenReads series with Les Friedman! Co-sponsored by the Hiram Coll...
09/07/2018

Join us next week for the kickoff event of Hiram's FrankenReads series with Les Friedman! Co-sponsored by the Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine and Hiram College's The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature

Join us next Tuesday for the kickoff event for our Frankenstein community reading program. Prof. Les Friedman will be speaking on "Sporting with Life: Frankenstein and Technology" at 7 p.m. in the Hiram College Kennedy Center Ballroom.

TODAY: Hiram Health Fest! Wellness activities, surgical and nursing demonstrations, resource fair, teach-ins, and a free...
04/26/2018

TODAY: Hiram Health Fest! Wellness activities, surgical and nursing demonstrations, resource fair, teach-ins, and a free all-campus lunch -- come check it out!

03/22/2018
Duke Health Humanities Lab

Kudos to Biomedical Humanities Professor Erin Lamb, who is presenting a keynote address on "Futures of Health Humanities Pedagogies" at Duke University.

How might scholarly writing, textbook publishing, and pedagogical innovation contribute to the growth of the health humanities, an emerging interdisciplinary field? Successful authors and professional editors from scholarly presses will share how textbooks, monographs, blogs, and other digital materials reach publication, in the context of a shared vision for the future of the health humanities. Keynote speakers: Craig Klugman, DePaul University, and Erin Lamb, Hiram College. Editors from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, and Palgrave-Macmillian will also present. Hosted by the Health Humanities Lab.March 22, 3:30 - 5:00 pm; March 23, 9:30am

Hiram College Library
03/19/2018

Hiram College Library

This week we are thrilled to be hosting award-winning graphic memoirist Teva Harrison, judge of the 2017-2018 Graphic Me...
03/13/2018

This week we are thrilled to be hosting award-winning graphic memoirist Teva Harrison, judge of the 2017-2018 Graphic Medicine competition.

Please join us this Thursday at 7 for her lecture, "Drawing Forward: Using Art to Cope with a Terminal Diagnosis."

The lecture will be followed by a dessert reception and the announcement of the Graphic Medicine Competition winners. All competition entries will be displayed for public viewing.

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Teva Harrison is the author of the bestselling, award-winning, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, IN-BETWEEN DAYS, published by House of Anansi Press. The book won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Joe Shuster Award for Cartoonist/Auteur.

APPLY BY MARCH 16 FOR THE HIRAM SUMMER SEMINAR!http://www.hiram.edu/2018summerseminarJoin us in June for some amazing co...
03/13/2018

APPLY BY MARCH 16 FOR THE HIRAM SUMMER SEMINAR!
http://www.hiram.edu/2018summerseminar

Join us in June for some amazing conversations on "Public Health Humanities: Audience, Engagement, and Social Justice" with faculty leaders Therese Jones, Craig Klugman, Arno Kumagai, Kirsten Ostherr, Lise Saffran, and Joseph Zarconi. There is also a two day pre-seminar workshop on "Forum Theatre for Health Care Equity" led by Katherine Burke that you can register for separately.

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