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The Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium (LMCC) is an informal working and reading 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.

To join our email list, please contact one of our Co-Directors: 



Figure 0.3 from Intro II, p. 29, from Stephanie Koch, UCL

Sept. 2023 Meeting: Encountering Pain, edited by Padfield and Zakrzewska

Our September LMCC meeting took place on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:45pm in UNC’s newly renovated HHIVE Lab (Greenlaw 524) and via Zoom. We discussed Encountering Pain: Hearing, Seeing, Speaking, edited by Deborah Padfield and Joanna M. Zakrzewska (UCL Press, … Read more

Sept. 2023 Meeting Announcement

The Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium (LMCC) at UNC is excited for the beginning of a new academic semester! Our first meeting for Fall 2023 will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:45pm in UNC’s recently renovated HHIVE Lab, … Read more

April 2023 Meeting: Zilcosky’s The Language of Trauma (continued)

Our April LMCC meeting (and our final meeting of the semester) took place on Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30pm in Greenlaw 225 and via Zoom. We continued our March discussion of John Zilcosky’s 2021 monograph, The Language of Trauma: War … Read more

Zilcosky, Ch 3, Fig 7, p. 70, Steam train 1927; Photo by Germaine Krull

April 2023 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting for the Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium (LMCC) will take place on Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30pm est. Because the HHIVE Lab is being renovated, the rest of our meetings this semester will be held in the … Read more