Annual Colloquium - Interdisciplinary Humanities

In this year's colloquium series, we explore the intersection of the Humanities with the Sciences within the realm of pain. What is pain?  How do we respond to it?  How do represent it?  Through six sessions, the topic of pain is explored through across fields.

Upcoming Session

2016 Colloquium Session 6 Poster

2016 Sessions

2016 Session 1 Poster

Session 1 - Cross-Cultural Responses to Pain

Thursday, February 18th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (UC Ocoee)
Dr. Ethan Mills (Philosophy & Religion): “Pain, Suffering, and Happiness in Buddhist Philosophy”
Dr. Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies): “Pain Expression in the Social and Cultural Context”

2016 Session 2 Poster

Session 2 - Nursing Breast Cancer Survival with Narrative

Wednesday, March 9th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (UC Raccoon Mountain)
Kelli Hand, DNP, RN (Nursing)
Madonna Kemp, MA (English)

2016 Session 3 Poster

Session 3 - On the Performance and Regulation of Pain

Wednesday, March 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (UC Signal Mountain)
Dr. Jessica Auchter (Political Science and Public Service): Memorializing Pain and Bodily Trauma
Dr. Andrew McCarthy (English): Good Grief: Pleasurable Pain in Shakespeare's Tragedies

2016 Session 4 Poster 

Session 4 (Keynote Session): Teaching Pain

Friday, April 1st, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (UC Signal Mountain)
Dr. Jeffrey Skoblow (Invited Speaker, English, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)
Dr. Carl Springer (Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, SunTrust Chair of Excellence)

2016 Session 5 Poster

Session 5 - The Beauty of the Broken Voice

Thursday, April 7th, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (UC Ocoee)
Gaye Jeffers, MFA (Theatre and Speech): Fun Home: Work in Place of Wounds
Dr. Joseph Jordan (English): Stuttering Beautifully

2016 Session 6 Poster 

Session 6 - Reading Pain: Patient Narratives through a Literary Lens

Wednesday, April 20th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Mapp Building 302)
Dr. Linda Frost (Honors College)
Dr. David Levine (Physical Therapy)