RE-INVENTING LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
This Essay suggests that literary studies have a crucial role to play in the libralisation of professional and vocational education and training. Prose and poetry contents of current literature syllabuses demand rigourous moral and ethical explication.
‘INFLAMING INFIRMITY’: SOME MEDICAL-LITERARY INTERFACES OF 19TH CENTURY TUBERCULOSIS*
It is unusual to begin an article about disease with a verse of poetry, but it is my purpose to highlight the synergy between literature and medicine in the nineteenth century. As Professor Michael Shepherd commented (in his 1984 Squibb History of Psychiatry Lecture), ‘most physicians, and all psychiatrists, can benefit professionally from some familiarity with the world of fiction.