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Facets of Suffering: The Medical Humanities and Romanian Culture

April 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On April 14, 2023, at 12 EST, you are invited to the virtual panel Facets of Suffering: The Medical Humanities and Romanian Culture, which will feature the following presentations: Madalina Mierosu, “Metaphor and Lived Experience: Fictional Representations of Cancer in Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu;” Maria Bucur, “Talking about Invalids: Veterans and the Biopolitics of Disability in Interwar Romania;” and Letitia Guran, “Alexander Nanau’s ‘Collective’: A Metonymy for Trauma, Political Agency, and Communal Healing.”

Attend via Zoom


Letitia Guran is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Romance Studies Department at UNC Chapel Hill. She specializes in comparative literature, multi-ethnic American literature with an emphasis on African American topics, post-communist and post-colonial studies.


Maria Bucur is John W. Hill Chair of East European History and Professor, Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research and teaching interests focus on European history in the modern period, especially social and cultural developments in Eastern Europe, with a special interest in Romania (geographically) and gender (thematically).


Madalina Meirosu is a visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College, and specializes in comparative approaches to nineteenth-century political and social thought in German literature. She also has expertise in contemporary migration literature, the Medical Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies. Her current research project explores the political undertones of nineteenth-century literature featuring artificial humanoids.


April 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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