The Center for Literature and Medicine will present the lecture “Caregiving Fantasies in the Era of the New Longevity: Suicide and Euthanasia,” at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, in the Alumni Heritage Room of Teachout-Price.
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, a resident scholar in the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, will deliver the lecture.
Gullette will speak about the media reports of murder-suicides, feature writing about “the burden of dementia” and literary and cinematic texts that present suicide or euthanasia as a choice in certain conditions – mainly Alzheimers Disease, but including Parkinson’s, ALS and stroke.
Founded in 1990, the Center for Literature and Medicine at Hiram College provides interdisciplinary programs, courses and summer seminars integrating humanities and health care. Through the study of the humanities, and in particular, through literary works, the Center examines critical healthcare issues.
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