This series provides a ground-breaking and innovative selection of titles that showcase new interdisciplinary research on cultural representations of health and embodiment. It includes works on disability, illness, ageing, sexuality, gender, race, affect, care, technology, and the body as spectacle. The series encompasses a broad historical range, from the Early Modern period to the present day, and engages with a rich variety of cultural forms including films, novels, comics, medical texts and public exhibitions. Bringing together subjects and working methods from literary studies, film and cultural studies, medicine and history, the Representations series aims to be both scholarly and accessible. It addresses researchers across a number of academic disciplines, practitioners, and members of the public with interests in issues of public health.
The books in this richly interdisciplinary series all focus on questions of representation. They share a commitment to the idea that cultural narratives and images can reflect, re-shape, and resist dominant ideas about health, disability and embodiment. They situate these cultural narratives and images, along with responses to them, in their particular social, political and historical contexts. As a whole, the series explores and responds to research paradigms that advance scholarly understanding of the interaction between medicine, culture and society; it has a strong commitment to public concerns surrounding such issues, and maintains a tone and point of address that seeks to engage a general audience.
Proposals are warmly invited for the series; please contact the commissioning editor with a Proposal Submission Form.
Commissioning Editor: Alison Welsby firstname.lastname@example.org
Series Editor: Dr Alice Hall, University of York