Americanist Dinner Forum: Sari Altschuler

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 • 5:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Presented in conjunction with the Medical Humanities minor at WashU, our first Zoom-based Americanist Dinner Forum of the fall semester will feature Professor Sari Altschuler of Northeastern University. Dr. Altschuler will present “After the Outbreak: Narrative, Infrastructure, and Pandemic Time,” which examines COVID-19 and considers what we might learn from people who lived with truly global pandemics of this sort in the past. After the talk, Dr. Altschuler will be joined in discussion by AMCS Director Dr. Lerone Martin and Medical Humanities-affiliated scholars Dr. Corinna Treitel (History) and Dr. Jennifer Arch (English).

Sari Altschuler is associate professor of English, associate director of the Humanities Center, and founding director of the Health, Humanities, and Society minor and initiative at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) and co-editor of Keywords for Health Humanities (under contract with NYU in the press’s Keywords series) with Jonathan Metzl and Priscilla Wald. Her work has received awards from the Society of Early Americanists, the Society for the Historians of the Early American Republic, the Disability History Association, and the Library Company of Philadelphia and long-term support from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the American Antiquarian Society, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Wellesley College Newhouse Center for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact Terri Behr at

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