608 S. Wright Street
608 S Wright
Urbana, IL 61801
Mary Toft, life writing/narrative, history of medicine, posthumanism, zoetropic pack
I use relationality as a research strategy to recover women and nonhuman animal contributions to western medical history.
Doctor of Philosophy, English Studies. Illinois State University, 2021.
Dissertation: “Material Witnesses: Deconstructing Networks of Credibility and Objectivity in Medical Narratives from Mary Toft to the Contraceptive Pill.”
Committee: Cynthia A. Huff (chair), Katherine Ellison, Mary Moran
Graduate Certificate: Women’s and Gender Studies.
“Career Narratives and Invisibility: Mental Health and the Paradox of Disclosure.” Forthcoming.
Banerjee, Mita. Medical Humanities in American Studies: Life Writing, Narrative Medicine, and the Power of Autobiography. Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. a|b: Auto|Biography Studies. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08989575.2021.1972552
Tougaw, Jason. The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience. Yale UP, 2018. a|b: Auto|Biography Studies.https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/YUSAW5HUVHT9S7Y4ZMVQ/full?target=10.1080/08989575.2021.1904618
“Women Medical Writers/Writing Women’s Medicine.” Humanities Commons, 2018. https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:22233
“Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas” U.S. Studies Online (2017).
“Digital Archives, TEI, and Relationality: Locating Digital Life Writing/Writing to the Future.” Student and New Scholar Forum, a|b: Auto|Biography Studies 32.2 (2017).