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Susan Wells presents "Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing" on Sept. 29

September 08, 2016

A Temple University professor will discuss her work at the Archive of Women and Medicine, the Historical Library of Medicine at Montpelier, and her work developing “Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing” at 7 p.m., Sept. 29, in Room 218 of York College’s Humanities Center. “Three Archives” by Susan Wells, is part of the Humanities Lecture Series focusing this year on “Searching the Archives” and is open to the public free of charge.

Wells’ interests include rhetoric of science and medicine, critical theory, theories in the public sphere, and feminism. “Out of the Dead House,” her book on 19th-century women physicians and scientific writing, won the 2002 W. Ross Winterowd Award for the most outstanding book in composition theory. Her most recent book, “Our Bodies, Ourselves, and the Work of Writing,” is a collective that demonstrates how doctors dismissed women’s problems and maintained their ignorance of women’s bodies.

The 2016-2017 Humanities Lecture Series, "Searching the Archives," focuses on the importance of archival research to humanities-based inquiry. In art, foreign languages, history, literary studies, philosophy, religion, rhetoric, and writing, archives play a major role in defining what it means to engage the present and see the possibilities for the future through discovering the past.

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.