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Keynote Address: A Time of Crisis | A Crisis of Time

A Crisis of Caring: The Humanities and Our Health | April 11–14, 2022

How do the stories that emerge from crisis help us confront them? And in what ways do they help us prepare for those yet to come? One of the pioneers in the field of narrative medicine, Rita Charon, discusses these and other questions in conversation with literary scholar Jane F. Thrailkill. Welcome and introduction by Robert D. Newman, PhD, President and Director, National Humanities Center.

  • Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and of Medical Humanities and Ethics, Columbia University
  • Jane F. Thrailkill, PhD, Bank of America Honors Distinguished Term Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill