The Writing Cure

Literature and Medicine in Context

Edited by: Alexandra Lembert-Heidenreich, Jarmila Mildorf

Medicine and literary studies are often thematically aligned, since the former can be understood as an interpretive science. Literary texts across all genres and time periods deal with medical issues that portray illness, patients' suffering/recovering, or doctors at work, thus pointing towards a deep-seated interest in the human condition. Enveloping the growing interdisciplinary field of medical humanities, this book examines the connections between medicine and fictional/non-fictional literature, from the Early Modern period to the most recent present from literary, medical, and cultural studies perspectives. (Series: Natural Sciences and Humanities in Dialogue / Kultur- und Naturwissenschaften im Dialog - Vol. 2)


274 pages

Publication Date: 7/31/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904027