|Medical School Dean's Hour features poetry|
Poetry on early corpse trafficking will be featured at the next Dean’s Hour at noon Thursday, March 29, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Poet Leslie Adrienne Miller will do readings from and discuss her latest book, “The Resurrection Trade” during the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The talk will be held in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the medical school’s Wold Center, 501 North Columbia Road. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
“The Resurrection Trade,” Miller's fifth full-length collection of poems, deals with the trafficking in corpses that enabled early anatomical studies and illustration. Inspired by the mysteries of early anatomical studies and medical illustrations, Miller did meticulous research in the U.S. and in Europe to craft the poems. The volume includes listings of more than 30 works cited and consulted, from studies of the female body in ancient Greece to midwifery in 18th century England to images of gender in science. In this volume, Miller muses that a “strange collusion of imaginary science and real art” yields truths about the objectification and misunderstanding of women’s bodies throughout history.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following video conference sites: Southwest Campus conference room A, Southeast Campus room 225 and Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed on the medical school’s web page at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/mit/webcast/dean.html and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the medical school’s CRISTAL Recorder (call 777-2329 for details).
Miller is in Grand Forks this week to participate in the 38th annual Writers Conference March 27-31. The theme of the conferece is “Writing the Body.” For more information visit http://www.und.edu/org/writers/index.html
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 777-2514.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0871