Reading Group: Audre Lorde’s ‘Cancer Journals’, Wednesday 17th May 2017

This reading group will look at breast cancer, and will be led by Dr Helen Thomas.

We will meet on Wednesday 17th March, 3-4.30pm in Room 218, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD.

For more information about travelling to Birkbeck School of Arts, click here.

Set texts:

  •  Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals (1980), especially pp. 1-23, 24-27, 34-37 and 55-60. This reading will be available shortly via the Reading Group’s shared Dropbox folder: for further details of how to access, please contact Isabel Davis.

Further reading:

  • Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Slacks (2010).

Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book.

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues and students interested and engaged in these areas.

For details of previous sessions, please click here.

Image: ©Dagmar Schultz, photo from the film ‘Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992’ (



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