[Keynote] “Is Humility Possible? Health, Humanities, and the Ethics of Humiliation.” Creating Space IX, Canadian Association for Health Humanities, Hamilton, Canada. April 13, 2019.
““Spinning out their noisy dying / everywhere”: Rhyme, Resonance, and the Sonic Life of Aging.” Joint International Conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies. Trent University, May 28-31 2019.
Selected Invited Lectures, Grand Rounds, & Public Scholarship:
[Invited Lecture] “The Wound Dwellers: Critical Challenges in the Medical/Health Humanities.” CQ Seminar Series, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. November 30, 2018.
[Keynote] “Resonant Life: Age Studies and the Generation of Literary Futures.” Literary Eclectic: Graduate Research Conference, University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, Regina SK, October 19, 2018.
[Invited Lecture] “Sounding Age Studies: Resonant Storytelling and The Resemblage Project.” Mapping the Musical Lifecourse Expert Seminar. Laval University, September 20.
[Keynote] “Writing Nursing, Nursing Writing: Why Creative Self-Care Should Be A Professional Priority.” Nursing Week, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. May 8, 2017.
“Arts and the Future of Health: From Research to Activism.” Invited lecture for the Great Explorations at UTSC Speaker Series (organized by Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean). April 3, 2017.
[Keynote] “The Trouble With Stories: Graphic Medicine, Expertise, and the Scope of Health Humanities.” Symposium on “Literature and Medicine,” hosted by the Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS), The University of Texas at Austin. September 23, 2016.
[Grand Rounds] “What is the Colour of the Mind? Investigating Aging Through the Arts & Humanities.” Department of Medicine, Medical Grand Rounds for Geriatric Medicine. Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. August 3, 2016. [Link; it was a full house!]
[Grand Rounds] “Storytelling and Renewal in Pediatric Nursing: Empathy for You, for Us, and for Me.” Collaborative presentation for Knowledge Connection Grand Rounds, Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto. March 9, 2016. [video]
“What is the colour of the mind? Investigating Aging Through the Arts and Humanities.” Invited lecture for the Critical Health Research Network Speaker Series (event co-hosted by Gilbrea Center for Aging). McMaster University, February 10, 2016. [poster]
“Literature and Health: Interdisciplining the Humanities.” Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, Graduate English Association, University of Toronto. November 26, 2015. [poster]
“Portraits of Selfhood in Older Age.” Symposium on Cognitive Impairment, Aging, and Dementia in Theory and Practice. Trent University, May 6-8, 2015.
“Declining Animal: Rendering Older Age in the 19th-Century British Novel.” Ageing (With) Animals Symposium, Concordia University. April 4, 2015.
[Grand Rounds] “Age, Ability, Narrative: Enacting Health Literacy Through Creative Expression.” Knowledge Connection Grand Rounds, Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto. 2014.
“This Living Hand: Waste, Repair, and Nineteenth-century Technologies of Generation.” Center for the Humanities, Grinnell College, Iowa. 2013.
“Literature, Evidence, and the Criminalization of Sex.” Health Law, Ethics & Policy Seminar Series. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. 2013.
“The Poetics of Ageism: A Public Lecture on a Public Problem.” Obermann Afternoons Speaker Series. The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa. 2013.
[Grand Rounds] “The Language of Aging: Why Cultural Literacy Should Matter to Health Professionals.” Geriatric Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds, Parkwood Hospital, London, Canada. 2013.
“Rising Tide, Grey Tsunami: Charting the History of a Dangerous Metaphor.” Canadian Geriatrics Society Podcast Series. Episode 3. Web. 2012. [Link or click on MP3 below].
Selected Conference Presentations:
“Digital Health Humanities: Projects and Possibilities in the Canadian Context.” Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Regina. May 26.
““That’s not what we do”: Health Humanities and the Creative Recovery of Literary Studies.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Ryerson University, Toronto. May 30, 2017.
“‘You get this humanity touching you:’ A Qualitative Study of Student Experience in Canada’s First Undergraduate Health Humanities Curriculum” (with undergraduate now medical student Marcela Costa). Annual Conference of the International Health Humanities Consortium, Houston, TX, USA. March 9-11, 2017.
“The Trouble With Stories: Expertise and the Ethics of Narrating Illness.” Creating Space Pre-Conference for Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Montreal. April 14.
“Can Students with Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Premedical Education be Successful Medical Students?” (presented with Mark D. Hanson, MD). Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Montreal. April 19.
“Still Life: Aging, Masculinity, Genre.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Austin TX USA. January 8, 2016.
“Beyond Public Health: Health Humanities and the Foundations of Civic Well-being.” The 4th Annual International Health Humanities Conference, University of Colorado-Denver. May 2, 2015.
“Imagining Brain Health Through the Arts and Humanities.” Rotman Research Institute Conference: 25 Years of Brain Aging. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. March 11, 2015.
“Curating Healthy Publics Through the Humanities.” The Public’s Health Conference. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. March 5, 2015.
“‘All that mighty heart is lying still’: G.H. Lewes and the Impossible Classification of Organic Life.” North American Victorian Studies Association, London, Canada. November 15, 2014.
“Repulsive: What Can Novels Teach Us About Elder Mistreatment?” Canadian Association of Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. Niagara Falls, Canada. October 18, 2014.
“Old Age is Wet; Or, Why Age Theorists Need the Negative Sublime.” What is Old Age? New Perspectives from the Humanities. University of Warwick (UK), 2013.
“Old and Young: Eliot’s Intergenerational Networks.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.
“Rising Tide, Grey Tsunami: Charting the History of a Dangerous Metaphor.” Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Quebec City, 2012.
“Romanticism Against Youth.” International Conference on Romanticism. Montreal, 2011. [Awarded The Lore Metzger Prize for best graduate student paper]
“‘So withered and shrunken a life’: Old Age and Metaphors of Diminution in Silas Marner.” NAVSA. Montreal, 2010.
“‘You heap of confusion!’: Disgust and Elder Abuse in Victorian Literature.” MLA Annual Convention. Philadelphia, 2009.
“Violence Toward the Elderly in the Nineteenth-Century Novel: A Curious Case of Knowledge Transfer.” The Annual Tri-City Geriatric Medicine Research Day. London, 2009. [Awarded Best Conference Presentation]
“‘More to life than MacGyver and crocheting’: Medical students respond to an intergenerational event.” Canadian Geriatrics Society. Vancouver, 2006. [Awarded The Dr. Willard and Phoebe Thompson Award for best student presentation]
Selected Press, Interviews, and Other Media:
“Stop Dehumanizing Old People by Using the Phrase ‘Grey Tsunami’.” CBC The Sunday Edition [Featured Interview with Michael Enright, 25 mins]. October 15, 2017. Radio. Read and listen here or click on mp3 below:
“New Health Humanities Minor at U of T Scarborough.” U of T News [Interview]. March 23, 2017. [Link]
Interview with Vanessa Milne for her article, “From Battles to Journeys: Changing How We Talk about Cancer and Illness,” HealthyDebate.ca, November 3, 2016. [Link]
“Andrea: Faces of Health Care.” HealthyDebate.ca [Featured Interview]. October 24, 2016. [Link]
Charise, Andrea. “Arts, Media, and Mental Health: Theme Advisor’s Statement.” Minds Matter Magazine 2.1 (2016) p. 4-5. [Link]
“Rewriting the story of aging.” U of T News [Featured Interview]. February 29, 2016. [Link]
Why Scrooge ‘Profits’ in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. U of T News [Featured Interview]. December 22, 2015; re-published in December 2016. [Link]
“Snapshot: Dr Andrea Charise.” The Arts Health Network of Canada [Featured Interview]. June 18, 2015. [Link]
Interview with Matt Galloway, CBC Radio Metro Morning, November 18, 2014. Radio. Listen here:
Interview with Anne Kingston for her article, “Why It’s Time to Face Up to Old Age,” Maclean’s Magazine, October 20, 2014. [Link]
“Andrea Charise: On the Health Humanities Frontier,” The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies [Featured News], University of Iowa. February 24, 2014. [Link]
Response to Margaret Wente’s “The War Against the Young” [Letter to the Editor]. Globe and Mail, February 3, 2012. [Link]