Critical Dialogues in the Medical Humanities
This volume illustrates ongoing discussions in and about the medical humanities with studies on different approaches to the relationship between medical science and practice and the humanities, including reflections based on fiction, art, history, socio-economic and political concerns, architecture and natural landscapes. The book explores the ways in which healthcare and medical practice can be positively influenced by removing the focus from the technical knowledge of the medical practitioner. It offers innovative perspectives on spaces for healing, traces attitudes and beliefs in relation to illnesses and their treatment throughout history (including intimations of the future), and interrogates cultural attitudes to illness, doctoring and patients through the lens of fiction. Based on the premise that more interdisciplinary work between medical and non-medical professionals is needed, the chapters contained in this volume contribute to an ongoing dialogue between medicine and the humanities that continues to enrich both disciplines.
Emma Domínguez-Rué received an MA in English Literature from Swansea University, UK. Her PhD dissertation was published in 2011 with the title Of Lovely Tyrants and Invisible Women: Invalidism as Metaphor in the Fiction of Ellen Glasgow. Aside from American studies, she has also worked on ageing studies, narratives of disease, contemporary detective fiction, and Victorian and Gothic fiction from a feminist perspective. She is currently Associate Professor and Serra-Hunter Fellow in the Department of English and Degree Coordinator for English Studies at the University of Lleida, Spain.
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