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Medical Humanities Initiative Work in Progress featuring Prof. Daphne Lei
February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Medical Humanities Initiative Work-in-Progress
Presented by Daphne Lei, Professor of Drama, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Humanities Gateway 1010. Parking is $10 in Mesa Parking Structure (directions).
Should we consider “difference” as abnormality, defect, or even a form of illness? Or can we think about “difference” (voluntary or not) as an extraordinary “opportunity”? THRIVING IN DIFFERENCE is a Medical Humanities project that investigates the potentialities of difference; it addresses research on bodily, linguistic, cultural, and ethnic differences. The two-day symposium includes scholars, artists, and students discussing aspects of difference from personal, artistic, medical, linguistic, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The symposium is in conjunction with the production of I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG, a Drama production (Spring, 2016) about the lives of the original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker. Daphne Lei (Drama) will discuss the Medical Humanities project “Thriving in Difference,” joined by Ricardo Rocha (director, I Dream of Chang and Eng) to discuss the production.