Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines

Franziska Gygax | University of Basel
ORCID logoMiriam A. Locher | University of Basel
ISBN 9789027226600 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027269034 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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This collection of original chapters gives center stage to the concept of ‘narrative’ in medical contexts. The contributors come from the disciplines of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, psychology, and medicine and work with texts as diverse as autobiographies, graphic novels, Renaissance medical treatises and reports, short stories, reflective writing, creative writing, and online narratives. The interdisciplinary dialogue shows the richness and scope of the concept ‘narrative’ and demonstrates how crucial it is for practices in the medical context as well as in the contributing disciplines. The collection raises awareness of the great variety and multivocality of narratives on the experience of illness besides paying heed to the many different positions and angles from which these narratives can be perceived, read, and analyzed. The wide range of approaches assembled in this collection provides a comprehensive view on illness and health and on the multiple ways in which they are represented in narrative.
[Studies in Narrative, 20] 2015.  vii, 217 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This is a brilliant collection that demonstrates the panoply of research and teaching techniques – literary, linguistic, historical and cultural – essential to understanding the human particulars of health and illness narratives. It presents an adventurous scholarly dialogue providing the medical humanities with rich interdisciplinary perspectives and effective working methods.”
Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines gives a very good overview of present research on illness and narrative, both by giving examples from many different fields, but also by showing how the narrative field in medicine is truly interdisciplinary.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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