Book Talk: Karen Thornber on "Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care"


Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Public Zoom event

The Critical Health Humanities Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center

presents a discussion of a new book by

Professor Karen Thornber

Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care

Please register here to receive the Zoom link.

More information about Global Healing is available here.

Global Healing Book Cover

Thornber analyzes how narratives from diverse communities globally engage with a broad variety of diseases and other serious health conditions and advocate for empathic, compassionate, and respectful care that facilitates healing and enables wellbeing. The book discusses writings from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania that implore societies to shatter the devastating social stigmas which prevent billions from accessing effective care; to increase the availability of quality person-focused healthcare; and to prioritize partnerships that facilitate healing and enable wellbeing for both patients and loved ones. Thornber’s Global Healing remaps the contours of comparative literature, world literature, the medical humanities, and the health humanities.

Co-chairs: Sari Altschuler, Amy Boesky, and David Jones


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