Eros and Illness: Biology, Culture and the Desire to Heal

Sponsored by Program in Human Biology


Tuesday, October 24, 2006
5:15 pm –
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Cantor Arts Center Auditorium

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Please join David Morris in discussion as he explores relations between Eros and Illness. The intersections of culture and biology were his implicit subject in "The Culture of Pain" (1991) and later, explicitly, in "Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age" (1998). His interest in narrative nonfiction is reflected in his role as founding co-director of the annual Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals. David won a PEN prize for "The Culture of Pain" and a Gottschalk Prize for "Alexander Pope: The Genius of Sense" (1984). Investigating a variety of topics from light to ethics, he is co-editor of Narrative, Pain, and Suffering (2005), and a recent essay focuses on Modernist painter Amedeo Modigliani.