The symposium entitled "Witnessing Cancer: Communicating Illness through Visual Art and Narrative" will feature presentations by Hildebrandt and USF English and Women's and Gender Studies professor Diane Price Herndl.
USF English and Women's and Gender Studies professor Diane Price Herndl will discuss the way artistic images of post-cancer bodies, particularly women's bodies in the aftermath of breast cancer, invite viewers to witness cancer and shape public conversation about the disease.
Diane Price Herndl is Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at USF.
interdisciplinary research focuses on the cultural discourses of breast cancer, from autobiographies to novels, poetry, and art, and from Supreme Court decisions to pink-ribbon campaigns.
is the author of Invalid Women: Figuring Feminine Illness in American Fiction and Culture, 1840-1940 (1993) as well as essays on feminist theory, medical humanities, disability studies, and American fiction; she
has also co-edited several volumes of feminist theory.
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