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The Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium is an informal working group of graduate students (along with faculty, librarians, and a few undergrads) who meet monthly to talk about all things LMC. 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 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.

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



LMCC Co-Directors to Lead an MLA Panel

LMCC Co-Directors Rachel Warner and Paul Blom have co-organized and will be leading a panel for the 2022 annual MLA Convention! Inspired by their joint interest in the health humanities and in their combined work with the LMCC, Rachel and … Continued

Sept. 2021 Meeting Announcement

Due to a combination of technical issues and unexpectedly large crowds in the pavilion on Polk Place, we ended up cancelling our August meeting for LMCC. However, we now have plans for our upcoming September meeting! Our September meeting will … Continued

Aug. 2021 Meeting Announcement

LMCC is back for the 2021-2022 academic year! Our first meeting will take place Wednesday, August 25 at 5:30pm est! We will meet in the large white tent/pavilion in Polk Place, in front of Wilson Library. This outdoor venue should … Continued

April 2021 Meeting: Schuller’s The Biopolitics of Feeling

Our April, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. April 28 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Kyla Schuller’s 2018 monograph The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century, especially the introduction, “Sentimental … Continued