The Department of Sociology is excited to announce a luncheon colloquium on Monday, March 26th featuring Arthur Frank, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Calgary and Founder, International Network for Social Network Analysis. The talk is entitled “A Conversation with Arthur Frank About Sociology, Illness Narratives and Modern Healing” and will take place in Clark Hall, Room 206 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Lunch will be served.
RSVP IS REQUIRED! Please send RSVP to Kim Racut by Thursday, March 22, 2018.
Arthur Frank is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Calgary, where he has taught since 1975. He currently is professor at VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway, and core faculty at the Center for Narrative Practice in Boston. He lives in Calgary. Trained as a medical sociologist (Ph.D., Yale, 1975), he is the author of a memoir of critical illness, At the Will of the Body (1991; new edition 2002); a study of first-person illness narratives, The Wounded Storyteller (1995; expanded edition, 2013); a book on care as dialogue, The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine and How to Live (2004); and most recently, a book on how stories affect our lives, Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-narratology (2010).