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Jan. 2023 Meeting: De-Briefing from MLA 2023

January 31, 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. 2022 Meeting: Carter’s The Heart of Whiteness

January 28, 2022

Our January 2022 meeting (and our first meeting of the spring 2022 semester) for LMCC took place on Wed. Jan. 26 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We discussed Julian B. Carter’s 2007 monograph from Duke University Press, The Heart of … Continued

Oct. 2021 Meeting: Washington’s Medical Apartheid

October 30, 2021

Our October, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Oct. 27 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Harriet A. Washington’s 2006 monograph Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to … Continued

Sept. 2021 Meeting: Ordover’s American Eugenics

September 29, 2021

Our September, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Sept. 29 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Nancy Ordover‘s 2003 monograph American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism, especially the introduction and an additional … Continued

April 2021 Meeting: Schuller’s The Biopolitics of Feeling

April 28, 2021

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

March 2021 Meeting: Hogarth’s Medicalizing Blackness

March 31, 2021

Our March, 2021 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. March 31 at 5:30pm est via Zoom. We focused on Rana A. Hogarth’s Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840, especially: Prologue Introduction An additional chapter of … Continued

Sept. 2020 Meeting: Knadler’s Vitality Politics

September 30, 2020

Our September, 2020 meeting of LMCC took place on Wed. Sept. 30 at 5:30pm via Zoom. We focused on Stephen Knadler’s Vitality Politics: Health, Debility, and the Limits of Black Emancipation, especially the introduction, “Ill-Defined Emancipations.” If you missed the … Continued

February Meeting — Friday, February 24th at 3pm

February 3, 2017

This month’s LMCC theme will be health justice, or the correlation between social factors and the dispensation of health care and medical education. We will be reading Olivia Banner’s recent article “Structural Racism and Practices of Reading in the Medical … Continued

September Meeting—Thursday, September 29 at 3pm

September 15, 2016

We will have our first meeting of the semester on Thursday Sept 29th, from 3:00-4:30 pm in the HHIVE Lab (Greenlaw 524).  This month we will be reading  “Critical medical humanities: embracing entanglement, taking risks” by William Viney, Felicity Callard, Angela Woods, as well as Mel … Continued

May Meeting – Tuesday, May 24 at 5pm at TRU

May 21, 2016

For our first summer meeting, we will meet at TRU in Chapel Hill to workshop pieces by Lina Kuhn and Mark Collins. The drafts are located on our “Readings” page.