Patrick Autréaux to Return to BU Romance Studies
“Through a Writer’s Eye” follows “a writer’s apprenticeship through medicine, science, and literature.What does it mean to become a writer after devoting one’s life to science and medicine? What are the resonances between scientific reasoning and literary creation? Students will learn about the transformative power of writing when facing personal challenges, and trauma.”
Award winning writer Patrick Autréaux will return to BU as writer in residence in the spring 2019 semester, and will teach a seminar titled “Through a Writer’s Eye”.
Autréaux began his professional career in the medical field, earning a Doctorate of Medicine in 1997. In 2006, after practicing for many years as an emergency-room psychiatrist, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to writing. Autréaux has published numerous novels, short stories, theater works, and one film script. The view of illness as an inner experience informs much of his early writing.
“Through a Writer’s Eye” will be taught as CAS LF 569, on Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:15 pm. It is open both to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.