Swansea / Université Grenoble Alpes Workshop: ‘Well-Being and the Humanities in Post-Covid Times’

Swansea’s Medical Humanities Research Centre (MHRC) is pleased to be collaborating with medical humanities colleagues at Université Grenoble Alpes as part of the broader strategic partnership between the two universities on the theme of ‘Resilience’.

On Friday 22 October, we will be hosting a joint virtual workshop ‘On Well-Being and the Humanities in Post-Covid Times’. This is to invite anyone who is working in, or interested in, medical humanities to participate. The workshop is open to staff and students at all levels, and from all disciplines.

Friday 22 October

3 – 6pm GMT via Zoom

The format is as follows:

Opening remarks:

Caroline Bertonèche, UGA VP Academic Council/GAMES coordinator

Karine Samuel, UGA VP IR

David Britton, SU Professor of Creative Writing and Dramaturgy

Michael Bresalier, SU MHRC co-director

Laura Kalas, SU MHRC co-director


Plenary UGA (30 min):

‘Death of the Analyst? Literature and Psychology Beyond Psychoanalysis’, Nicholas Manning (IUF junior member, preselected for ERC Consolidator Grant)

Plenary SU (30 min):

‘Interdependency in Industrial Literature and Society’, Kirsti Bohata (Professor, English Literature, School of Culture and Communication)

Grenoble-Swansea PhD collaborations (30 min):

Sarah Marie Daniel (FHSS), ‘Translating Metaphors: the Learner, the Translator and the Machine’

Caroline Rossi / Parra Fernandez (2019 TransMet Project)

Roundtable discussion (30 min):

What are the medical humanities?

Michael Bresalier, Caroline Bertonèche and Laura Kalas


Break-out sessions for thematic discussion and networking (1h)

Please do join us for what looks to be a stimulating event, with the opportunity to foster future research collaborations at Swansea and Grenoble. If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to the MHRC email list, please contact the co-directors Dr Michael Bresalier (History) and Dr Laura Kalas (English Literature): michael.bresalier@swansea.ac.uk; l.e.kalas@swansea.ac.uk.

To attend please email michael.bresalier@swansea.ac.uk for the Zoom link.

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