Using Technology in the Research and Pedagogy of Medical Humanities

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Through the relatable contexts of science, medicine and literature, and using current reasearch in the fields, as well as pertinent e-literatures and new media, I have energized my pedagogy, and, perhaps more importantly, my students. The social contract of an educator and a student is that I will convey the best knowledge possible, but I wasn't really doing that when I didn't include new media and e-literatures in my own research, or, in the classroom. Baudrillard's hyperreality may be integral, but it is also as real to students as their over-exposed, hyper-communicative lives played out on such elecronic spaces as Facebook, MySpace, and online gaming. The decentralization and globalization experienced by the student population of the twenty-first century is no longer just a theory,it's in praxis, and pegagogues must begin thepoiesis toward the same.

Keywords: Decentralization, Globalization, Science, Medicine, Literature, New Media, e-Literature, Facebook, MySpace, Hyperreality, Poiesis, Praxis
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Using Technology in the Research and Pedagogy of Medical Humanities

Dr. Rebecca Housel

Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York, USA

Dr. Housel is a scholar in the fields of medical humanities and popular culture. She is the Medical Humanities Area Chair for the American Culture Association and the Film Adaptation Area Chair for the Popular Culture Association. She sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards for the Journals of Popular Culture and American Culture and has published in the Popular Culture and Philosophy Series with Open Court, with a forthcoming volume on XMen and Philosophy: Evolution, Mutation, and Ethics of Human(and Mutant)kind.

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