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Creative Dialogues

Narrative and Medicine

Editor(s): Isabel Fernandes, Cecilia Beecher Martins, Amândio Reis, Zuzanna Sanches
Contributors: Maria Luisa Couto Soares;

Book Description

This volume is the outcome of work done in the groundbreaking field of Narrative Medicine by an interdisciplinary research team based at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES) and devoted to the international project Narrative and Medicine since 2009. The articles and essays gathered here, heterogeneous as they may be (such is the natural outcome of research carried out across disciplines), are not only of high caliber when read individually, but also constitute an invaluable contribution to the larger field of Health Humanities, when taken as a collection. They will no doubt appeal and be highly beneficial to a general audience, encompassing first and foremost healthcare professionals and medical students, but also researchers in the Humanities, with a growing interest in this disciplinary interface. The reader will find, among contributors, the names of prestigious international scholars such as João Lobo Antunes, Rita Charon and Richard Zaner.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7448-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7448-5
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 315 / A5
Price: £52.99
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Biography

Isabel Fernandes is a Full Professor in the Department of English Studies at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and Scientific Coordinator of the pioneering project Narrative and Medicine: (con)texts and Practices across Disciplines. Her research and teaching interests include literary theory, narratology, literature and painting, and Narrative Medicine. She has published extensively in her fields of expertise and on authors such as: D. H. Lawrence, Emily Brontë, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, A. S. Byatt, and Tracy Chevalier. One of her latest books is an anthology of critical essays entitled Critical Dialogues: Slow Readings of English Literary Texts (2011).

Cecilia Beecher Martins is a Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at the University of Lisbon School of Arts and Humanities and a Member of the Narrative and Medicine: (con)texts and Practices across Disciplines project. Her research and teaching interests include English studies and narrative medicine, as well as free associative analysis applied to film, literature and art, and she has published articles in these areas. She was also a Doctoral Fellow with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology from 2008 to 2012.

Amândio Reis held a Research Grant (FCT, 2013–2015) at the Narrative and Medicine project. He is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Lisbon School of Arts and Humanities, and has published on Portuguese and Spanish literature, as well as on classical and contemporary film. His research is mostly devoted to 19th century literary and scientific culture, and to the relationships between literature and cinema. He is an editor of Falso Movimento, an online journal on writing and film.

Zuzanna Sanches is a full-time Researcher at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES) and collaborator at the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS). She also teaches at the Department of English Studies at the University of Lisbon. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, and is now a Visiting Research Fellow at University College Dublin, working under the supervision of Professor Margaret Kelleher. She has published on contemporary Irish women writers and is now preparing a monograph about the generation of Irish women novelists and poets born in the 1960s. Her research interests include Irish, British and American literature and culture, feminisms, and psychoanalysis, as well as gender and identity studies.