Arden Hegele
Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature, Medical Humanities Fellow
English and Comparative Literature, Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Arden Hegele is a Medical Humanities Fellow at Columbia University, where she teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and in the Medicine, Literature and Society program. She specializes in the medical and health humanities and nineteenth-century British literature. Her book in progress, Romantic Autopsy: Literary Form and Medical Reading, argues that early nineteenth-century poetry and prose borrow formal methods from medical science, especially pathology and psychiatry. She is the author of “Romantic Autopsy and Wordsworth’s Two-Part Prelude,” which won the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper and was subsequently published in European Romantic Review, as well as articles in Romanticism, Partial Answers, Gender and Education, The Byron Journal, and Persuasions. Her book reviews are published or forthcoming in Public Books, Review 19, Studies in Romanticism, Victorian Network, Partial Answers and Avidly. With Dr. Rishi Goyal, she is co-founder and co-editor of Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal. She is also the Web Manager for the CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Network and the conference organizer of the Network’s most recent Summer Institute at Columbia Global Centers | Paris. With Dr. Rita Charon, she has received the inaugural Provost’s Interdisciplinary Teaching Award to develop a Graduate Certificate in Medical Humanities.

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