Introduction: A Dreadful Start

  • Daniel McCannEmail author
  • Claire McKechnie-Mason
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine book series (PLSM)


The critical and methodological overlap between the fields of emotion studies and medical humanities is gaining increasing scholarly attention and interest. This introduction will, after contextualising the impetus for the volume as whole, offer a brief overview of these two fields of study that will address their main epistemological and methodological assumptions. It will then proceed to outline the overall structure of the volume, providing a rationale for its main divisions, before summarising the essays in each.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lincoln CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Glasgow Centre for Population HealthGlasgowUK

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