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Dr Emily Senior

Department: Institute of Advanced Study/Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.

Project:

My current project is titled The Caribbean and the Medical Imagination, and engages with the relationship between literary and medical responses to disease in the Caribbean, 1764-1834. Understanding medical science as a defining discourse of colonial society, my research reveals the conceptual and linguistic frameworks of literary and medical encounters with colonial disease.

Research interests:

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, Enlightenment science and the novel, medical humanities, Atlantic history, literary geography and the post/colonial natural world.

Institute of Advanced Study conference: The Cultural Production of Natural Knowledge, 1700-1850

Essay Collection CFP: Please see the call for submissions for a collection of essays on The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

Publications:

My article 'Perfectly Whole: Skin and Text in John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam' is in Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Collaborative article with members of the Harvard Atlantic History Seminar on 'The History of Atlantic Science', in Atlantic Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2010, pp. 493-509.