General Events

Back to Listing

Medical Humanities Lecture: “After the Outbreak: Genre, Infrastructure, and the Historical Lessons of Pandemic Time”

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute
Virtual
Date
Apr 29, 2021   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Sari Altschuler (Northeastern University)
E-Mail
info-hri@illinois.edu
Views
12
Originating Calendar
HRI

This talk, presented by Sari Altschuler (English; Associate Director, Northeastern Humanities Center; Founding Director, Health, Humanities, and Society minor at Northeastern University), examines the proliferation and failure of narratives accounting for life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Key to that failure is a difficulty narrating the infrastructural causes of pandemics, a difficulty that has its roots in the nineteenth-century origins of modern global health. Finally, the talk will consider what we might learn from people who lived with extended global pandemics in the past. More details forthcoming.

link for robots only