Activities in the field of Literature and medicine

The following activities take place in the field of Literature and Medicine at VU Medical Center and the Free University.

Meetings

  • Symposium VU Medical Center (Yearly)
  • 20 doctors and a writer (4 times a year)
  • Symposium about depression in fiction (15 september 2017)
  • Poetry for and by doctors

 

Research

  • PhD projects
    • Euthanasia in novels and movies (2016)
    • Depression in autobiographies (2018)
    • Disease and creativity (starts July 1, 2017)
  • Other projects
    • Physician-writers
    • The advantages of being ill.

Teaching

  • Optional Course Literature and Medicine for medical master students (VU Medical Center) (NL)
  • Literature and Medicine in the Higher Education for Elderly (Free University) (NL)
  • Honours program VU and UVA: Illness, Image, and Metaphor: Cancer in Public Discourse. (Free University) (English)
  • Honours program VU and UVA: Psychiatry in Literature. (Free University) (English)
  • Courses on location
    • Venice
    • Vienna