Wellcome Unit Seminar on Monday 30 April

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford
30 April 2012
Medicine, Leisure and the Arts
Convener: Dr Elise Smith

Andrew Mangham, University of Reading
Science and Storytelling: the Burden of Truth in Nineteenth-century Medical Jurisprudence and Popular Literature

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt
All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand.  Please contact Elise Smith (elise.smith@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk) for more details.

About the speaker
Dr Andrew Mangham is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Reading, who specialises in the intersections between medicine and literature in the nineteenth century.

The following works by Dr Mangham are held in the Bodleian Library’s Gladstone Link:

  • Violent Women and Sensation Fiction: Crime, Medicine and Victorian Popular Fiction (2007)
  • (With Greta Depledge), The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (2011)
  • ‘How Do I Look? Dysmorphophobia and Obsession at the Fin de Siècle‘, in Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siècle, ed. by Anne Stiles (2007)

The complete list of seminars for Trinity Term 2012 can be found at

Related links: Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Oxford

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