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Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine

Novillo-Corvalan, Patricia, ed. (2015) Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine. Routledge, 252 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-82390-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The collection is the first study to examine the representation of illness, disability, and cultural pathologies in modern and contemporary Iberian and Latin American literature. Innovative and interdisciplinary, the collection situates medicine as an important and largely overlooked discourse in these literatures, while also considering the social, political, religious, symbolic, and metaphysical dimensions underpinning illness.

Investigating how Ibero-American writers have reflected on the personal and cultural effects of illness, it raises central questions about how medical discourses, cultural pathologies, and the art of healing in general are represented. The essays within the book pay particular attention to the ways in which these interdisciplinary dialogues chart new directions in the study of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures, and emerging disciplines such as the medical humanities. Addressing a wide range of themes and subjects including bioethics, neuroscience, psychosurgery, medical technologies, Darwinian evolution, indigenous herbal medicine, the rising genre of the pathography, and the 'illness as metaphor' trope, the collection engages with the discourses of cultural studies, gender studies, disability studies, comparative literature, and the medical humanities. This book enriches and stimulates scholarship in these areas by showing how much we still have to gain from interdisciplinary studies working at the intersections between the humanities and the sciences.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Patricia Novillo-Corvalan
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 13:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47078 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Novillo-Corvalan, Patricia: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0751-1930
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