The Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College is thrilled to host renowned playwright Margaret Edson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1999 for her play Wit, to lecture on “Our Stories, Our Selves: Ethical Communication in Medicine,” in November 2013. This lecture is part of the Ethics Forum series hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College, and co-sponsored by the departments of English and Theatre.
Edson’s play Wit portrays the struggles of an English professor, a scholar of the work of poet John Donne, both in battling aggressive cancer and in enduring medical professionals who treat her more like an object of their experimental treatments than a person. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize, Wit also won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award. An HBO film version of the play starring Emma Thompson won an Emmy in 2001.
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