• Kari Nixon
  • Lorenzo Servitje


The introduction to Syphilis and Subjectivity frames the chapters that follow, both in terms of the longer history of the disease and current scholarship in which this volume intervenes. This collection aims to broaden the interdisciplinary scholarship on syphilis and the cultures of medicine by investigating how syphilis in particular has had a role in shaping modern subjectivity, exploring texts and contexts beginning in the late nineteenth century and continuing in the present.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kari Nixon
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Servitje
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishWhitworth UniversitySpokaneUSA
  2. 2.Department of English and Health, Medicine, and Society ProgramLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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