University of Rochester

EVENT: Neilly Series lecture by Paula A. Treichler of the University of Illinois on community and cultural responses to AIDS

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 8, 2005

One of the most important chroniclers of how HIV/AIDS is dealt with in American culture and within communities will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Paula A. Treichler, professor of womenís studies and of medical communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss ďMedicine, Culture, and Narrative Power: AIDS on General HospitalĒ as she examines the community and cultural responses to AIDS, and the spread of AIDS in Africa. Treichlerís talk is free and open to the public.

She has held visiting faculty appointments at several universities, and is the author and co-author of many books, including How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS (1999), and also has published essays on feminist theory, language and gender, language and medicine, and language and American womenís writing. Nancy Chin, assistant professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will introduce the speaker.

Treichler earned her doctorate in linguistics and psycholinguistics at the University of Rochester, and since 1972 has held faculty appointments and administrative positions in a number of programs at the University of Illinois. Currently, she is writing a book on a cultural analysis of condoms in America since 1880.

Her talk is part of the yearlong Neilly Series, which is supported by the Andrew H. Neilly and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment, and the River Campus Libraries. For more information, contact the library at (585) 275-4461.

Note to editors: A jpeg image of Paula Treichler can be e-mailed to you. Please call (585) 275-4128 or send your request to sdickman@rochester.edu.




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