Reading Bodies

Narrating Illness in Spanish and European Literatures and Cultures (1870s to 1960s and Beyond)

This AHRC-funded Fellowship analyses representations of bodies and minds in Spanish and European literatures and cultures. Drawing together specialists in Modern Languages and Medical Humanities, Creative Writing, Public Health and Psychology, the project traces the development of narratives of illness from the 1870s to the 1960s, and their legacy in the present day, with particular attention to gendered representations of psychological and physical conditions. Foregrounding Hispanic Studies alongside French, German, Italian and Portuguese, the project seeks to foster collaboration and shared insights across languages and other academic disciplines. Engagement activities will highlight readings of the language of burnout and resilience in contemporary literature and other cultural texts… Read more

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