Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 30 : “Outside the Laboratory Door: Narrative Medicine in Wilkie Collins’s Heart and Science.”

Session 30 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at the Université Paris Diderot (Bâtiment “Olympe-de-Gouges”, salle 119, 17h30-19h30). Verity Burke Verity Burke (University of Reading) gave a paper entitled “Outside the Laboratory Door: Narrative Medicine in Wilkie Collins’s Heart and Science.” Dr. Andrew Mangham (University of Reading) was her respondent.

Verity Burke and Andrew Mangham discussing the links between science and literature during the seminar

Verity Burke and Andrew Mangham discussing the links between science and literature during the seminar

Verity Burke and Dr. Andrew Mangham

Dr. Andrew Mangham and Verity Burke

We worked with the following texts: – Wilkie Collins, Heart and Science : A Story of the Present Time, 1883 Collins – Claude Bernard, Experimental Medicine, 1865 Bernard – George Levine, Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England, 2002 Levine Selected Quotes for Victorian Persistence Seminar (1)

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