Titel: Disease and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Autoren/Herausgeber: Allan Ingram, Leigh Wetherall Dickson (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Gewicht: 0 g
Allan Ingram is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Northumbria, UK. He has published widely on eighteenth-century writing, with a particular interest in the relations between literature, medicine, and madness. His works in this field include The Madhouse of Language (1991) and Cultural Constructions of Madness (2005). Between 2006 and 2009 he was Director of the Leverhulme Trust project ‘Before Depression’, and was a Co-Director of the Leverhulme project, ‘Fashionable Diseases’, of which this volume is one outcome. He has edited Gulliver’s Travels (2012) and was co-editor of a four-volume set of source material, Depression and Melancholy 1660-1800 (2012). Most recently he co-edited a set of essays, Voice and Context in Eighteenth-Century Poetry (2015).
Leigh Wetherall Dickson is Senior Lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature at Northumbria University, UK. She began her career there as a post-doctoral Research Associate on the Leverhulme-funded ‘Before Depression 1660-1800’ project. She has written and published extensively upon the experience of presumed mental disease, and was the co-general editor and volume editor for Depression and Melancholy 1600–1800 (2012). She is now one of the directors of ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660–1832’, also funded by the Leverhulme Trust for three years. Her current research focusses upon the relationship between fashion, fame, and illness in the long eighteenth century, and is particularly interested in how the pursuit of fame was viewed as a type of contagious disease.