Victorian novel, history of medicine, medical humanities, gender, popular fiction
modernism, queer studies, medical humanities, affect, 20th Century British and US literature, poetry
Medical Humanities, Illness Narratives, Disability Studies, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, Critical Caribbean Studies, Phenomenology
Nineteenth and Twentieth century American literature; popular culture; visual culture; media and gender studies; disability studies; medical humanities and narrative medicine; memoir
While I am involved in a number of projects in this area, I’d like to draw attention to:
Post-Covid-19 Care: Medical Humanities and Health Economics at the Frontlines
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Pietrzak-Franger (PI)
Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susanne Mayer (PI) and Dr. scient. med. Agata Łaszewska (co-PI)
Department of Health Economics, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna
The recent, on-going SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has had devastating impacts on healthcare systems, economies, and communities worldwide. In fact, as Alicia Fernandez, an expert in health and healthcare disparities, argues, “[t]…
I am Chair of British Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. My areas of research include Medical Humanities, Adaptation, Inter- and Transmedia Studies, Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies, Biopics, Digital Fictions, the Digital Literary Sphere.
Medical humanities and health studies; early-modern studies; queer and gender studies; religion and culture; American studies Curator, Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History (School of Nursing, University of Connecticut) Editor, NursingWriting.com
philosophy and literature in comparative perspective; early Chinese thought and contemporary Chinese fiction; medical humanities; modern and traditional Chinese literature, literature and medicine, comparative literature (Chinese, French, Russian, Japanese, and North American), literary theory, theories of narrative; East Asian humanities; poetry; ecocriticism; nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian literature.
Tana Jean Welch is a poet and scholar of contemporary American poetry. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from Florida State University in 2013, specializing in medical humanities, American poetry and poetics, multiethnic literature, posthumanism, new materialism, and gender theory. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine where she teaches courses in literature, writing, and humanities and serves as the managing editor for HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature. Her critical work has been published in MELUS, The Journal of Ecocriticism, and Academic Medicine. Her poetry has been published in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, and other national literary journals. Her first collection of poetry, Latest Volcano, was the winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize.
I am a Ph.D. candidate and Project Coordinator, working at New York University. In my dissertation, I study the relationship between economic thinking and literature. I have taught undergraduate courses on topics ranging from medieval and early modern literature to intersections of psychology and medicine with literature. In my classrooms, I focus on thinking through texts with my students, using them as tools to develop skills of critical thinking. I coordinate the Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Colloquium at the Department of English, NYU. I am also the Project Coordinator for the Medical Humanities Working Group. Working in these capacities, along with my previous jobs as acquisitions assistant at the NYU Division of Libraries, as well as a fellowship advisor, have helped me develop skills of project management as well as public relations.