The Warburg Institute Literature, Ideas and Society Seminar Series presents
The Medicinal Power of Reading
9 February 2011, 5.15 at the Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London
with Vivian Nutton (University College London, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine) and Angus Gowland
(University College London, History Department)
The aim of this seminar series, to be held at the Warburg Institute, is to advance research in literary studies, firstly, by exploring the connections between literature and other disciplines such as philosophy, theology, medicine and law, and, secondly, by situating literature in its social context—in relationship to politics, commerce, and both scientific and artistic endeavour. The seminars will be held once a term (three times per year), at 5:15 at the Warburg Institute in Woburn Square. Each session will consist of two thirty-minute papers, followed by a formal discussion and an informal reception. Download the programme here.