Can literary and oral narratives work as forms of evidence? What do they tell us that more objective, statistical or quantitative forms of data cannot? Lara Choksey and Kelichi Anucha discuss the interplay between literary narrative and health contexts.
Lara Choksey is postdoctoral fellow in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter working on a project which brings literary and cultural studies approaches to questions of heredity and environment in the ‘postgenomic’ era. Her monograph, Narrative in the Age of the Genome: Genetic Worlds (Bloomsbury), is out in February 2021.
Kelichi Anucha is a PhD candidate working on the relationship between time and care in end of life narratives, as part of the Wellcome Trust-funded research project Waiting Times. Her current project focuses on contemporary end-of-life literature and visual cultures, paying particular attention to representations of impeded, disrupted and alternate temporalities.
Fri, 9 July 2021
14:00 – 15:30 BST
Online. Book tickets here.
This event is part of Following the Evidence, a series of online seminar discussions about the uses and meanings of evidence in contemporary health contexts and beyond. Hosted by the Index of Evidence project, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, each session focusses on a particular type of interaction with evidence, and the kinds of things we do with it: narrating it, waiting for it, and perhaps increasingly, doubting it. More details at: indexofevidence.org/events