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IMPORTANT EDIT: This meeting will take place via Zoom only. We will NOT meet in the HHIVE Lab for this meeting at all, so to participate, please join us via Zoom. (For our April meeting, we plan to meet in the HHIVE Lab with a Zoom option as well.)

The Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium (LMCC) at UNC is excited for our next meeting of the spring semester! Our next meeting for Spring 2024 will take place on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30pm in UNC’s HHIVE Lab, also known as Gaskin Library or Greenlaw 524. via Zoom only.

Note: All of our meetings this semester will take place at 5:30pm on the last Wednesday of each month in the HHIVE Lab.

If you can’t attend in person, you can always attend via our usual Zoom link: If you have trouble with the Zoom link, please email either of the Co-Directors.

For our March meeting, we’ll be discussing Duana Fullwiley’s The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa (Princeton UP, 2012). Specifically, we’d like everyone to read the following:

  • Preface (pp. ix-xxiii)
  • Chapter 2: “Healthy Sicklers with ‘Mild’ Disease: Local Illness Affects and Population-Level Effects” (pp. 45-76)
  • Optional/suggested reading: Chapter 1: “Introduction: The Powers of Association” (pp. 1-44)

All members of the UNC community can access the full text of the book online through the UNC Libraries. We’ve also posted .pdfs of these materials (as well as the book’s front matter, table of contents, and end notes) onto the “Readings” page of the LMCC website. If you run into trouble getting access to the text, please contact one of the Co-Directors. (See our email addresses on the Home page of this site).

If you have any questions, please contact us directly. Please also feel free to share this info with other graduate or professional students who might be interested! We look forward to meeting with you all for an exciting discussion of this work!


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