college of arts and sciences


NEW! Harvard University Press has made available the text of Greil Marcus's plenary talk, which can be accessed via the link below.


Plenaries and Sessions

Case Western Reserve University
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

25th Anniversary Celebration

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Plenary Lectures

"Toward a Planetary Narrative Poetics"
Susan Stanford Friedman

Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Sally Mead Hands Bascom Professor of English, and Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities
University of Wisconsin - Madison

"The Novelization of the Body (Nests, Shells, and Scars); Or, How Medicine and Stories Need One Another"
Rita Charon

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

"Linda Lovelace, Four Ghost-Written Autobiographies, and Narrative in A New Literary History of America"
Greil Marcus

Independent Scholar


Sponsored by:
The College of Arts and Sciences, The Department of English, The Center for the Study of Writing, The Center for Culture and Cognition, The Department of Music, The Program in Women's and Gender Studies, The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Case Western Reserve University , and the Gender and Sexuality in Medicine Working Group
The Cleveland Cinematheque, Dittrick Medical History Center, and the Allen Memorial Medical Library

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