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New directions in literature and medicine studies

Author: Stephanie Mathilde Hilger
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Mathilde Hilger
ISBN: 9781137519870 1137519878 9781137519887 1137519886
OCLC Number: 1041905060
Description: xxi, 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: bridging the divide between literature and medicine / Stephanie M. Hilger --
Part 1. History and pedagogy. Reading and writing one's way to wellness: the history of bibliotherapy and scriptotherapy / Janella D. Moy --
Why teach literature and medicine? Answers from three decades / Anne Hudson Jones --
Intellectual cosmopolitanism as stewardship in medical humanities and undergraduate writing pedagogy / Lisa M. DeTora --
Everything you always wanted to know about teaching an interdisciplinary course on "a cultural and evolutionary history of sexuality" but were afraid to ask / Jennifer Wynne Hellwarth and Ronald L. Mumme --
Medical professionalism: using literary narrative to explore and evaluate medical professionalism / Casey Hester, Jerry B. Vannatta and Ronald Schleifer --
Part 2. Body and mind. Mind, breath, and voice in Chaucer's romance writing / Corinne Saunders --
Affect and the organs in the anatomical poems of Paul Celan: encountering medical discourse / Vasiliki Dimoula --
Reading the DSM-5 through literature: the value of subjective knowing / Christine Marks --
Anecdotal evidence: what patient poets provide / Marilyn McEntyre --
"L'œil gauche barré" migraine, scotoma, and allied disorders in Emile Zola's novels / Janice Zehentbauer --
Part 3. Physical and cultural alterity. Corporeal abnormality as intellectual and cultural capital: Jean Fernel's Pathologiae libri, Ambroise Paré's Des monstres et prodiges, and Michel de Montaigne's Essais / Yuri Kondratiev --
The primacy of touch: Helen Keller's embodiment of language / Sun Jai Kim --
Unsound elegy: breast cancer in The dying animal by Philip Roth and Elegy by Isabel Coixet / Federica Frediani --
Reading colonial dis-ease/disease in Hong Kong modernist fiction / C. T. Au --
Anandibai Joshi's passage to America (and more): the making of a Hindu lady doctor / Sandhya Shetty --
The introduction of moxibustion and acupuncture in Europe from the early modern period to the nineteenth century / Giovanni Borriello --
Part 4. Professionalization of medicine. Midwives and spin doctors: the rhetoric of authority in early modern french medicine / Ophélie Chavaroche --
The changing face of quack doctors: satirizing mountebanks and physicians in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England / Genice Ngg --
Medical tourism in Victorian Edinburgh: writing narratives of healthy citizenship / Martin Willis --
Doctor-writers: Anton Chekhov's medical stories / Carl Fischer --
Mikhail Berman-Tsikinovsky's medical plays: Chekhov in Chicago / Maria Pia Pagani
Responsibility: Stephanie M. Hilger, editor.


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