Andrea has spoken at numerous conferences and given many lectures.

Selected Invited Lectures, Grand Rounds, & Public Scholarship

[Keynote] “Is Humility Possible? Health, Humanities, and the Ethics of Humiliation.” Creating Space IX, Canadian Association for Health Humanities, Hamilton, Canada. April 13, 2019.

[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.

[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]

[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.

“Rising Tide, Grey Tsunami: Charting the History of a Dangerous Metaphor.” Canadian Geriatrics Society Podcast Series. Episode 3. Web. 2012. [Link 

Selected Conference Presentations

“‘A worm doubles up’: On Health, Humility, and Other Ugly Feelings.” The Politics of Health: 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. March 26-28, 2020.

“‘The Century’s corpse’: Reading Senility at the Fin-de-siècle.” Invited paper for panel “The Old Nineteenth Century,” Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, USA. January 11, 2020.

““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.

“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.

Selected Press, Interviews, and Other Media

‘How to live in a pandemic’ is the type of university class we need during COVID19.” Co-authored with colleagues for The Conversation, August 23, 2020.

“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

“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 CarolU 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.

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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]