Intima Archives | ACADEMIC  A-L by title


Aberrant Decoding: Dementia and the Collision of
Television with Reality
| Catherine Jenkins | FALL 2012

A fascinating look at how the impact of TV affects memory and our perceptions as we age.

Anorexia Narratives: Stories of Illness and Healing | Ali Grzywna | SPRING 2016

In a rigorous analysis of anorexia nervosa, agency and identity brings the value of reflection into bold relief.

"A Special Book Kept for the Purpose."  Writing Patient Diaries: A Century of Skill in the Silence from the Great War to Afghanistan and Beyond | Emily Mayhew and David McArthur | FALL 2015

A powerful exposition of patients' and nurses' diaries and their importance in clinical care.

Cancer Memoirs in Narrative Strategy: Are Our Stories as Valuable as Our Breasts? | Nashwa Khan | FALL 2016

Addressing pinkwashing and over-sexualization of the female breasts, breast cancer storytelling intersects with feminine identity.

Challenges of Introducing Narrative Medicine to South Korea: A Grounded Theory Approach | Sarah Se-Jung Oh | FALL 2018

In an age of globalization, narrative medicine’s reach extends to the Asian continent, but as this study points out, reach does not equate with acceptance nor implementation.

Crisis Averted in Infinite Lives: Utilizing Comics as Clinical Art Therapy | Ally Shwed | FALL 2016

Through analysis and experience a potential new application of a familiar medium is presented and explored.

Dithering | Chris Osmond | SPRING 2013

" 'Dithering' isn’t a distraction from effectiveness," says the author. "It’s part of it. It helps our aspirations to precision actually work out in the real world, makes our best machines 'more analog in the best sense of the word' by grooving the 1’s and 0’s of algorithmically focused practice into the actual peaks and valleys of lived experience."

"Don't Be A Warrior: Be A Doctor:" Healing and Love After Wartime Trauma | Saljooq Asif | SPRING 2016

A journey of love to restore health and humanity is a necessity for the healing process to begin.

Doors of Reception: Invitation to a Narrative | Deborah L. Jones | SPRING 2016

A co-created narrative of a rich life is permeated by illness and an investigation of the interview.

Frida Kahlo's Re-Creation Of Her Doctor | Roxana Delbene and Sayantani DasGupta | SPRING 2016

An artistic tribute to her doctor, this analysis explores Frida Kahlo's immortalization of her physician through her art.

The Full Measure of Cheerfulness: Mary Ely, Weir Mitchell, and Victorian Views on Treating Melancholia | Lori Duin Kelly | FALL 2015

An intriguing tale of Mary Ely's melancholia and Dr. Mitchell's treatment of mental illness in the Victorian era.

Health Narratives and Healing | Emmanuelle Descours | SPRING 2013

This paper shows the ways that telling one's story and having clinicians who listen is essential in the process of recovery.

In the Far Canada of a Hospital Room: The Loneliness of Dying | Veronica Tomasic | FALL 2014

Work by writers like J.D. Salinger, Thom Gunn, and Henry James, and in movies such as Wit and At Night  transport us to a place where we all will ultimately go.

Looking for Representation: Illness, Race and Complications of Justice in Philadelphia | Rebecca Tzevat | FALL 2013

When illness takes away your voice, how can your voice be heard? The problem of representation as explored through the groundbreaking film Philadelphia.