French Autopathography

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      Reacting against the assumption that ill people ‘surrender’ their bodies to medicine, first-person illness narratives attempt to restore the patient’s voice to an often dehumanizing and bewildering medical experience. This special issue complements recent medical humanities scholarship on English-language illness narratives by investigating a distinctly rich tradition of French autopathography. Diverse approaches and methodologies will be used to consider first-person perspectives on a range of illnesses, disabilities and disorders, including AIDS, cancer, physical pain, mental health issues, anorexia, and locked-in syndrome. The issue aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue across genres (literature, film, philosophy) and examine the creative potential that lies at the interface of medicine and the arts.
      Scopus record French Autopathography
      Original languageEnglish
      Pages (from-to)1-134
      JournalL'Esprit Créateur
      Journal publication date04 Jul 2016
      Issue number2
      Volume56
      StatePublished - 04 Jul 2016

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