Narrative Medicine

Professors and peers constantly reassure arts and humanities students like myself that the arts and humanities are worthwhile studies because studying them will result in transferable skills. Unfortunately, such reassurance often stops short when it comes to pinpointing clear examples of how and where these skills transfer.  After spending three intensive days studying narrative medicine at…

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HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF LITERATURE

The factual fashion that the anonymous author of Njal’s Saga employs while writing about events that unfolded in eleventh-century Iceland reflects the actual historical inspirations of the story. Events, although debatable as fact or fiction, are presented and structured as being facts that make up a period of Icelandic history. Because of this style of…

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