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Catherine Belling is associate professor of Medical Education, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, at Northwestern University, Chicago. Her first book, A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria (Oxford, 2012), was awarded the Kendrick Book Prize by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. She has chaired the Modern Language Association division on Medical Humanities and Health Studies, served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and was editor of Literature and Medicine from 2013 to 2018.

Tim Cassedy is an associate professor of English at Southern Methodist University, where he specializes in American and transatlantic literature, the cultural history of reading, and the history of readers’ relationships with texts. His first book, Figures of Speech: Six Histories of Language and Identity in the Age of Revolutions, was published by University of Iowa Press in 2019.

Evan Chaloupka teaches literature and directs the writing program at Franklin-Urbana University. His research examines how narratives of and rhetorics for cognitive disability circulate between literature and scientific discourse. His work has been published in the Journal of Narrative Theory, Disability and Society, and The CEA Critic. He is currently completing a monograph entitled Engaging Minds: Cognitive Disability and American Storytelling, 1877–1960.

Anna Magdalena Elsner is Marie Heim-Vögtlin Research Fellow (Swiss National Science Foundation) at the Institute of Romance Studies and the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich. She is the author of Mourning and Creativity in Proust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and has also published on illness and end-of-life narratives, as well as documentary cinema. In her current research project, she explores the concept and history of palliative care and the ways in which it has shaped the depiction of dying in French literature since 1975.

Arthur W. Frank is professor emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. His books include The Wounded Storyteller (1995/2013) and Letting Stories Breathe (2010). His blog on illness, narrative, and vulnerable reading is at He is a Contributing Editor to Literature and Medicine.

Jennifer Lambe is an associate professor of History at Brown University. She is the author of Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History (University of North Carolina, 2017) and co-editor, with Michael Bustamante, of The Revolution from Within: Cuba, 1959–1980 (Duke University, 2019). Her work on the history of medicine and psychiatry in Cuba has also appeared in Cuban Studies, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, History of Psychology, Asclepio, Journal of Latin American Studies, and more.

Dr. Anna McFarlane is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Glasgow University with a project investigating traumatic pregnancy and fantastic literature. She worked on the Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project. She co-edited Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2016), and the Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture (2020).

Catherine Packham is Reader in English and Subject Head of English Literature at University of Sussex, UK. She is author of Eighteenth-Century Vitalism: Bodies, Culture, Politics (Palgrave, 2012) and co-editor, with Richard Adelman, of Political Economy, Literature & The Formation of Knowledge, 1720–1850 (Routledge, 2018). Her articles on eighteenth-century literature, political economy, and natural philosophy have appeared in a number of scholarly journals, and she is currently working on a monograph project on Mary Wollstonecraft and debates over political economy in the late eighteenth century, for which she has received Leverhulme Trust research funding.

Matthew Rubery is Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of The Untold Story of the Talking Book (Harvard, 2016), editor of Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies (Routledge, 2011), and co-editor of Further Reading (Oxford, 2020). He also co-curated “How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People,” a public exhibition held at the UK’s first annual Being Human festival. His current project is titled “Reader’s Block: Testimonies of Living with Neurological Reading Disorders.”

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