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Stephanie Hilger publishes edited volume on literature and medicine

12/4/2017  8:00 am

Stephanie Hilger, Professor of Comparative and World Literature, has edited a new volume titled, “New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies” (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017).

The book pertains to 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.

More 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 the latest research by scholars intent on not only maintaining but also enlivening that dialogue. The authors come from a variety of cultural, academic, and disciplinary backgrounds. Essays are organized in four thematic clusters: pedagogy, the mind-body connection, alterity, and medical practice.

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