Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2017

264 Pages | 12 b/w Illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474425582

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Illness as Many Narratives

"Arts, Medicine and Culture"

Stella Bolaki

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Indicates ways through which contemporary arts/media scholarship can become enriched by forging more explicit conversations and links with the new 'critical' phase of the medical humanities
  • Expands the category of illness narrative and the canon of medical humanities by including a range of representations beyond literary texts to include generically hybrid and mixed-media forms as well as works from 'high' and 'popular' culture
  • Discusses a variety of conditions (cancer, chronic illness, allergies, mental health problems) as well as disability in both autobiographical and collaborative/relational narratives
  • Illuminates the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to illness narratives by drawing on narrative studies, phenomenology, cultural studies, disability studies, critical theory, and scholarship on visual and performing arts

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