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Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern

Dissecting the Page

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Broad temporal scope - examines paratexts from medieval to present day

  • Examines a rich variety of paratexts

  • Opens up wider scholarship into medical paratexts, spanning literary studies, pragmatics, and the medical humanities

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. AuthorityAuthority , Access, and Dissemination

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 175-178

About this book

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.



Editors and Affiliations

  • University of York, York, UK

    Hannah C. Tweed

  • University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

    Diane G. Scott

About the editors

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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