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The Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium (LMCC) is an informal working group of graduate and professional students (along with faculty, librarians, and a few undergrads) who meet monthly to talk about all things related to the intersections of literature, medicine, and culture. Although the vast majority of our members are part of the UNC community, we are also open to meaningful participation from members of other universities, colleges, or other institutions.

In the past, we’ve met to workshop conference papers or other works-in-progress, discuss shared readings, and review journal articles. LMCC is a growing, energized organization for grad students in English and beyond. Drawing on a diverse array of personal and disciplinary perspectives, LMCC participants explore health and medical narratives, popular and professional health discourses, and other topics in the health humanities.

For more information, explore this site including notes on past meetings, upcoming events, and useful resources. Stay up to date with our latest announcements and updates by subscribing by email (by completing the form at the bottom of this site).

If you’re interested in joining, please contact one of our Co-Directors: 




Title screen from presentation by Suvendu Ghatak

Jan. 2023 Meeting: De-Briefing from MLA 2023

Our first LMCC meeting for the spring 2023 semester took place on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30pm in Greenlaw 509 and via Zoom. LMCC co-directors Rachel Warner and Paul Blom recently organized and led a panel at the MLA 2023 … Continued

Jan. 2023 Meeting Announcement

The January 2023 LMCC meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30pm est. We will be meeting in person in the HHIVE Lab, also known as Gaskin Library, Greenlaw Hall, Room 524. If you can’t join us in … Continued

LMCC at MLA 2023

LMCC Co-Directors Rachel Warner and Paul Blom co-organized a panel to lead for the 2022 annual MLA Convention. Unfortunately, due to complications regarding COVID, their panel was delayed until this January for the 2023 annual MLA Convention. Inspired by their … Continued

Schedule Change (Nov. Meeting Cancelled)

Unfortunately, LMCC will not be able to hold our Nov. 16 meeting due to some last-minute scheduling conflicts. Our next meeting will be at the end of January, 2023. We will be in touch over the winter break with more … Continued