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CCA Medical Humanities Seminar
CCA Medical Humanities Seminar
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CCA Medical Humanities Seminar
CCA Medical Humanities Seminar
CCA Medical Humanities Seminar
CCA Medical Humanities Seminar
CCA Medical Humanities Seminar

Welcome to the Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University’s hub for interdisciplinary research in the humanities and humanistically-oriented social sciences. Each year we run a biweekly seminar that draws faculty, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers into a sustained conversation on a topic of importance. In 2017-2018 we will turn our attention to “Medical Humanities.”

The CCA seminar meets from 1:10 to 4:10 pm on alternate Wednesday afternoons and ordinarily discusses scholarship that has been pre-circulated to members.

 Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Classification Seminar Fellows!

Faculty Fellows: Francesca Giannetti (Digital Humanities), Preetha Mani (AMESALL), Hana Shepherd (Sociology), Laura Weigert (Art History), Atif Akin (Mason Gross Visual Arts)

Graduate Fellows: Alex Leslie (English), Irina Nicorici (Sociology), Danielle Allor (English), Aghil Daghagheleh (Sociology), Virginia Conn (Comparative Literature)


April 19, 2018: Inter/Dependency: A Symposium on the Medical Humanities

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, please join us in the CCA Seminar Room (West Academic Building, Room 6051) for “Inter/Dependency,” a one-day symposium exploring questions of connection and relationality in the medical humanities. Sessions will focus particularly on notions of health, illness, and dis/ability; the production of knowledge about bodies, institutions, and environments; and formal mediations between and among literature, the visual arts, and the (social) sciences. Speakers will include:

  • Priscilla Wald, Duke University
  • Anthony Hatch, Wesleyan University
  • Keren Hammerschlag, Georgetown University
  • Cristobal Silva, Columbia University
  • Jane Thrailkill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Erica Fretwell (English, SUNY Albany)

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Call for Proposals: Seminar Topics and Working Groups


We invite you to propose topics for the annual research seminar at the Center for Cultural Analysis, or to propose a Working Group at the CCA. Please see the linked documents for details.  We must receive proposals no later than Friday, April 13, 2018 by 5:00 PM. 

 CCA seminars may be convened on any topic, with the proviso that the work of the seminar focus on a problem of major importance to the academy that is situated at the intersections among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The research seminar is the primary focus of the CCA’s annual activity and is led by one or two faculty from within Rutgers, at least one of whom must be located on the New Brunswick campus. The seminar is constituted by five additional faculty fellows from any campus in the Rutgers system and by five graduate fellows, as well as by two postdoctoral associates chosen from an international application pool. Faculty leaders and fellows each receive a single course release from teaching, to be taken during the duration of the seminar. Graduate fellows receive a full year of funding, plus health insurance to support their dissertation work. 

 Working Groups may be convened on any topic, with the expectation that the work of the group will be interdisciplinary in focus and at a preliminary stage of inquiry. Working Groups must be led by faculty, at least one of whom must be located at the New Brunswick campus; successful groups typically also include active graduate students, who may form part of the organizing leadership. Groups are supported for a period of one to three years. The CCA supports multiple Working Groups at any given time, providing funding for materials, speakers, and small-scale colloquia, as well as administrative support, publicity, and the use of CCA facilities.

Call for Seminar Topics
Call for Working Groups

Upcoming Events

02 May 2018, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
New Horizons: Lunchtime Discussion on the Future of Interdisciplinary Research
02 May 2018, 01:10PM - 04:10PM
Johanna Schoen, Rutgers University
02 May 2018, 04:30PM - 08:30PM
CCA End of Year Potluck


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