12 September 2019

2017 Scholar Benjamin Gagnon Chainey has co-organized an international study day of Hervé Guibert, a multidisciplinary writer who died in 1991.

Almost 30 years after his death, Hervé Guibert who was HIV-positive is one of the central authors of Benjamin Gagnon Chainey’s doctoral research that looks at the relationship between literature, sexual and cultural identities, and the practice of care and medicine.

This study day will bring together a community of intellectuals, writers, and researchers specializing in Guibert's work including renowned Montreal hematologist, Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy of the MUHC.

The free event takes place on September 16th, 2019 at the University of Montreal.

The full program is available here.

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey (French-language literature, Université de Montréal and Nottingham Trent University, UK) analyses the evolution of empathy and the patient-caregiver relationship through literary writings touching on AIDS and medical practices, starting at the end of the 19th century.

2017 Scholars