Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page

Author:   Hannah C Tweed ,  Diane G Scott
Publisher:   Palgrave MacMillan
Edition:   Softcover Reprint of the Original 1st 2018 ed.
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9783030087869


Pages:   178
Publication Date:   22 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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This collection establishes the term 'medical paratexts' as a useful addition to medical humanities, book history, and literary studies research. As a relatively new field of study, little critical attention has been paid to medical paratexts. We understand paratext as the apparatus of graphic communication: title pages, prefaces, illustrations, marginalia, and publishing details which act as mediators between text and reader. Discussing the development of medical paratexts across scribal, print and digital media, the collection spans the medieval period to the twenty-first century. Dissecting the Page is structured in two thematic sections, underpinned by a shared examination of ideas of medical and lay readership and a history of reader response. The first section focuses on the production, reception, and use of medical texts. The second section analyses the role and significance of authority, access, and dissemination in discussions of health, medicine, and illness, for both lay and medical readerships.

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Author:   Hannah C Tweed ,  Diane G Scott
Publisher:   Palgrave MacMillan
Imprint:   Palgrave MacMillan
Edition:   Softcover Reprint of the Original 1st 2018 ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 14.80cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.245kg
ISBN:  

9783030087869


ISBN 10:   3030087867
Pages:   178
Publication Date:   22 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Hannah C. Tweed is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of York, UK, on the 'Cultures of Care' project. She received her PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK, on representations of autism in contemporary literature and film. Her research focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century literature, with specialisations in disability studies and the medical humanities. Diane G. Scott is the Research Associate for the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme and teaches in the department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow, UK. She received her PhD on late medieval book history from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research focuses on fifteenth and sixteenth century literacy and literary culture.

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