New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies

  • Stephanie M. Hilger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. History and Pedagogy

  3. Body and Mind

  4. Physical and Cultural Alterity

  5. Professionalization of Medicine

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 411-415

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.


Literature and medicine Medicine studies Medical humanities Emile Zoma Helen Keller Anton Chekhov Mind-body Pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie M. Hilger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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