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New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies

Editors: Hilger, Stephanie M. (Ed.)

  • Brings contributors from across a diverse range of disciplines into conversation with each other
  • Bridges the medicine/literature divide through a varied, intellectually stimulating selection of essays from top scholars
  • Discusses topics as diverse as pedagogy, the mind-body connection, alterity, and medical practice.
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About this book

This book is situated in the field of medical humanities, and the articles continue the dialogue between the disciplines of literature and medicine that was initiated in the 1970s and has continued with ebbs and flows since then. Recently, the need to renew that interdisciplinary dialogue between these two fields, which are both concerned with the human condition, has resurfaced in the face of institutional challenges, such as shrinking resources and the disappearance of many spaces devoted to the exchange of ideas between humanists and scientists. This volume presents cutting-edge research by scholars keen on not only maintaining but also enlivening that dialogue. They come from a variety of cultural, academic, and disciplinary backgrounds and their essays are organized in four thematic clusters: pedagogy, the mind-body connection, alterity, and medical practice.

About the authors

Stephanie M. Hilger is Professor of Comparative Literature and German at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA where she also holds appointments in French, Gender and Women’s Studies, and the European Union Center. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century British, French, and German literature, with a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches to literature. She is the author of Women Write Back: Strategies of Response and the Dynamics of European Literary Culture, 1790-1805 (2009) and Gender and Genre: German Women Write the French Revolution (2014). She is also the co-editor of The Early History of Embodied Cognition from 1740 to 1920: The “Lebenskraft” Debate and Radical Reality in German Science, Music, and Literature (2015).

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Bridging the Divide Between Literature and Medicine

    Hilger, Stephanie M.

    Pages 1-12

  • Reading and Writing One’s Way to Wellness: The History of Bibliotherapy and Scriptotherapy

    Moy, Janella D.

    Pages 15-30

  • Why Teach Literature and Medicine? Answers from Three Decades

    Jones, Anne Hudson

    Pages 31-48

  • Intellectual Cosmopolitanism as Stewardship in Medical Humanities and Undergraduate Writing Pedagogy

    DeTora, Lisa M.

    Pages 49-70

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Teaching an Interdisciplinary Course on “A Cultural and Evolutionary History of Sexuality” But Were Afraid to Ask

    Hellwarth, Jennifer Wynne (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51988-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £80.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51987-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies
Editors
  • Stephanie M. Hilger
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51988-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51988-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51987-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 415
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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