Arthur Frank will speak about his book The Wounded Storyteller, which explores how and why people construct stories about personal illness. He deconstructs a variety of illness narratives to uncover patterns in the way people use storytelling a means to cope with chronic diseases and disabilities. Frank will discuss the underlying moral dilemmas and ethics that structure these stories.
Arthur Frank is a professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. He is the author of several journal articles and books, including At the Will of the Body (2002), Letting Stories Breathe (2010), and the Wounded Storyteller: Body Illness, and Ethics (2013), which is in its second edition. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work on illness and narrative, healthcare, and bioethics. Frank serves on the board of several journals including Body & Society, Journal of Medical Humanities, and the Canadian Journal of Sociology. In addition to his academic work, he has also worked with recovering patients and their families in therapy-settings. He received is PhD in sociology from Yale University.
Location: PAC 002 (Class of 1965 Classroom) Sponsor: Sociology Dept; Hoy Endowment Fund URL: Contact: Robyn Autry,860-685-3092