23 August 2017

Université de Montréal recently published a profile of 2017 scholar Benjamin Gagnon-Chainey discussing his doctoral research and the unusual path that brought him to its subject. A competitive diver during his youth, Gagnon-Chainey became a physiotherapist specializing in neurology. While working at a rehabilitation hospital, his passion for the arts and humanities drove him to study French literature. His current doctoral research, which examines portrayals of caregiver-patient relationships in literature, combines his passions for medicine and literature.

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Benjamin Gagnon Chainey

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey (French-language literature, Université de Montréal and Université Paris 7) 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