Reading List

what we are reading and writing

Authored by Colby faculty:

El-Shaarawi, Nadia. “Living an Uncertain Future: Temporality, Uncertainty, and Well-Being Among Iraqi Refugees in Egypt.” Social Analysis 59, no. 1 (March 2015): 38-56.

__________. “A Transit State: The Ambivalences of the Refugee Resettlement Process for Iraqis in Cairo.” American Ethnologist 48, no. 4 (November 2021): 404-417.

Gao, Menglu. “‘Founding Its Empire on Spells of Pleasure’: Brunonian Excitability, the Invigorated English Opium-Eater, and De Quincey’s ‘China Question’.” Literature and Medicine 38, no.1 (Spring 2020): 1–25.

Halvorson, Britt. Conversionary Sites: Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Miller, Tiffany Creegan. “Ri k’ak’a tzij: Kaqchikel Maya Neologisms in Response to COVID-19.” Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal. October 21, 2021.

Sheehan, Tanya. Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America. University Park: Penn State Press, 2011.

Sibara, Jay. “Disability and Dissent in Ann Petry’s The Street.” Literature and Medicine 36, no. 1 (2018): 1-26.

Tate, Winifred. Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015.

Authored by PHIL partners and guests:

Ostherr, Kirsten. “Artificial Intelligence and Medical Humanities.” Journal of Medical Humanities (July 2020).

__________. “How Do We See COVID-19? Visual Iconographies of Racial Contagion.” American Literature 92, no. 4 (2020): 707-22.

Other writing on critical medical humanities and race:

Banner, Olivia. “Structural Racism and Practices of Reading in the Medical Humanities.” Literature and Medicine 34, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 25-52.

Benjamin, Ruja. “Informed Refusal: Toward a Justice-Based Bioethics.” Science, Technology, and Human Values 41, no. 6 (2016): 967-990.

Bost, Suzanne. Encarnación: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature. New York: Fordham University Press, 2009.

Chang, Yoonmee. “Asian Americans, Disability, and the Model Minority Myth.” In Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, ed. Cathy Schlund-Vials (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017), 241-253.

Dudley, Rachel. “The Role of Feminist Health Humanities Scholarship and Black Women’s Artistry in Re-Shaping the Origin Narrative of Modern, U.S. Gynecology.” Humanities 10, no. 58 (2o21).

———. “Towards an Understanding of the Medical Plantation As a Cultural Location of Disability.” Disability Studies Quarterly 32, no. 4 (2012).

Hogarth, Rana A. Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Jones, Esther L. “Structural Competency and African Contexts: A Mixed Methodological Approach to Interrogating Strategies for Greater Health Equity.” In Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Societal Contexts: International and Interdisciplinary Approaches, edited by SunHee Kim Gertz, Betsy Huang, and Lauren Cyr, 189-210. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

———. Medicine and Ethics in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Raza Kolb, Anjuli Fatima. Epidemic Empire Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror, 1817–2020. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2021.

Lee, James Kyung-Jin. Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2021 (forthcoming in December).

Owens, Deirdre Cooper. Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018.

Shah, Nayan. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Waggoner, Jess. “‘My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience’: Afro-Modernist Critiques of Eugenics and Medical Segregation.” Modernism/modernity 24, no. 3 (2017): 507-525.

Zieger, Susan. Inventing the Addict: Drugs, Race, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.

Contributors to Bibliography: Menglu Gao, Tanya Sheehan, Jay Sibara