Arthur W. Frank is professor of sociology at the University of Calgary and most recently the author of Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-narratology (University of Chicago Press, 2012). An expanded edition of his 1995 book The Wounded Storyteller will be published in 2013.
Yulia Greyman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Literature department of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century English, Russian, and French literatures, focusing on cognitive approaches. She teaches Composition and Literature at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Meegan Kennedy teaches nineteenth-century British science and the novel at Florida State University, where she is Associate Professor of English and affiliate faculty in the History and Philosophy of Science program. She is author of Revising the Clinic: Vision and Representation in Victorian Medical Narrative and the Novel (Ohio State University Press, 2012). She is currently working on a book project, "Beautiful Mechanism," that examines Victorians' romance with the microscope.
Daniel King is a final year Ph.D. student at the University of Nottingham. He is working on a thesis examining the relationships between Cormac McCarthy and his editors, and the effect that these relationships had on the production of McCarthy's novels. He has published one article on McCarthy's working relationship with Albert Erskine, and another on the copyediting of Suttree.
Sarah Marsh is a Dissertation Completion Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation, The Regency Novel and the British Constitution, explores the interlocking medical, political, and legal meanings of the term "constitution" in the Regency-era novels of Jane Austen, Mary Brunton, and Mary Shelley.
Susannah B. Mintz is associate professor of English at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She is author of Threshold Poetics: Milton and Intersubjectivity (University of Delaware Press, 2003) and Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities (Universisty of North Carolina Press, 2007). Her current project, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press, is a study of literary representations of bodily pain.
Sarah E. Owens is Associate Professor of Spanish at the College of Charleston. Her research focuses on the writings of religious women of early modern Spain and Latin America. She is the editor and translator of the award winning Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns, Madre María Rosa, "The [End Page 338] Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series" (CRRS & ITER, 2009). She is co-editor with Jane E. Mangan of Women of the Iberian Atlantic (Louisiana State University Press, 2012).
Alan Radley is Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology at Loughborough University, UK. His publications include discussions of the aesthetic aspect of illness, as experienced both inside and outside of the clinic. His most recent book is Works of Illness: Narrative, Picturing and the Social Response to Serious Disease (InkerMen Press, 2009).
Carol Schilling teaches at Haverford College in the Independent College Programs and the Writing Program. Her courses focus on health and social justice; contemporary life writing about illness and disability and about practicing medicine and science; and literary, cultural, and ethical studies of evolution from Darwin to the Human Genome Project. Her recent essays and reviews appear in The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics, The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies, The Patient, and on the New York University Literature, Arts, and Medicine website.
Judy Z. Segal is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia where she teaches rhetorical history and theory, and rhetoric of health and medicine. Her essays appear in journals such as Written Communication, Journal of Medical Humanities, and Journal of Sex Research, and in collections such as Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies (Sage Publications, 2009) and Rhetorical Questions of Health and Medicine (Lexington Books, 2011). She is also author of Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005). Her current work is on the relation of public discourse and personal experience in matters of health and illness.
Sarika Talve-Goodman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Literature department and Cultural Studies section at the University of California-San Diego. She received her M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in 2010...