The idea that the spoken/written word has healing power goes back to Aristotle. Literature, as an art form, is about reaching for wholeness, and its end, like that of medicine, is to address the disharmony that lies at the core of illness.
In this program, scholars in medicine and literature discuss ways to integrate the spoken/written word in a holistic approach to help patients and their families and friends confront illnesses and deal with pain and suffering.
Sponsored by The Harbinger
and Negative Capability
Funding for the program provided by a grant from the Alabama Humanities
Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.