Leslie Miller | The Resurrection Trade: Finding Poetry in Medical Archives | R. Palmer Howard Dinner, Friday, April 28, 2017

Leslie Miller, Department of English, University of St. Thomas

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to the R. Palmer Howard Dinner for 2017.

Poet Leslie Adrienne Miller will speak on the resurrection trade.  The resurrection trade is the business of trafficking in corpses, one that makes anatomical art possible.  Miller delves into the mysteries of early anatomical studies and medical illustrations and finds stories of women’s lives–sometimes tragic, sometimes comic–as ex-posed as the drawings themselves.

The poems become powerful testimonies to women’s bodies objectified and misunderstood throughout history and bring a new truth to what she calls “the strange collusion of imaginary science and real art.”

Location: Kinnick Center, Radisson Hotel, 1220 1st Avenue, Coralville, Iowa
Friday, April 28, 2017
Reception at 6pm, cash bar with hors d’oeuvres provided
Dinner at 7pm
Presentation at 8pm

Please register and prepay by April 25.  Cost is $10 for students, $40 for everyone else.  Printable HOM 2017 Banquet Registration Form
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