Stella Bolaki, School of English, University of Kent
Cathleen Miller, University of New England
Jennifer S. Tuttle, University of New England
Kat Stefko, Bowdoin College
Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Bowdoin College
Chair: Amy Amoroso
13-9-2018 2:35 PM
13-9-2018 3:45 PM
Additional Presenter Information
Reader in American Literature and Medical Humanities, School of English, University of Kent
Stella Bolaki is Reader in the School of English and Director of the postgraduate program in Medical Humanities at the University of Kent, UK. She is the author of Illness as Many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and has published essays in Medical Humanities, Literature and Medicine, The Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies and Mosaic. In 2016, she curated with Egidija Čiricaitė Prescriptions, an exhibition of artists’ books on wellbeing and medicine, and in collaboration with the Maine Women Writers Collection hosted a symposium and workshop on this topic in Canterbury. More information at: https://research.kent.ac.uk/artistsbooks/
Jennifer S. Tuttle
Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health, University of New England
Director, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England
Jennifer Tuttle is a scholar and teacher of health humanities, U.S. literature and culture, women's writing, and the U.S. West. Holding an endowed chair in literature and health, she designs courses, pursues scholarship, and develops curricular and programming initiatives that integrate the health sciences and the humanities at UNE. Her scholarly work on authors including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, S. Weir Mitchell, M.D., María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, and Owen Wister explores intersections among gender, medical discourse, and western literary studies, and her article recovering correspondence from Elizabeth Stuart Phelps to Dr. Mitchell illuminates issues of gender and professionalization in the late 19th-century doctor-patient dyad. Her current book project is titled Unsettling the Imperial Pacific: American Nervousness in California Women’s Writing, 1848-1915. Dr. Tuttle is co-founder of UNE’s Women’s and Gender Studies program and serves as coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.
Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England
Cathleen Miller serves as curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England. She holds a Master of Library Science degree from Drexel University and a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Poetry from Temple University. Cathleen’s poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Cathleen is an herbalist and teacher who has a passion for connecting people with the natural world.
Associate Librarian for Discovery, Digitization, and Special Collections
Director, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library
Kat Stefko is the Associate Librarian for Discovery, Digitization, and Special Collections at Bowdoin College and directs the Library’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. A primary focus of her two-decade-career has been increasing access to and promoting the use of special collections, work she has pursued at a number of academic and cultural institutions, including Harvard and Duke universities, Bates College, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Cambridge Historical Society. She is a member of the 2010 Archives Leadership Institute cohort and has held leadership roles within the New England Archivists, the Delaware Valley Archivists Group, and the Society of American Archivists. Stefko holds an M.S.L.I.S. from Simmons College, an M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin, and a B.A. in mathematics and art from Oberlin College.
Marieke Van Der Steenhoven
Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library
Marieke Van Der Steenhoven is an educator and advocate for experiential learning. She is currently the Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian at the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Beyond instruction in special collections, she has extensive experience teaching visual and performing arts in addition to working as a museum educator in art and history museums. Van Der Steenhoven holds a B.A. in Art History from Smith College and an M.A. in American and New England Studies with concentration in Public Culture and History from the University of Southern Maine.
"I will keep listening": Artists' Books as Patient Narratives in the Classroom and Archives