Emma Seaber

Emma Seaber

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Biographical details

My background is in English literature, gender studies and medical humanities, and my doctoral research sits within these fields.

My research project, for which I have received a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities doctoral studentship, initiates a literary examination of the relationship between anorexia nervosa, reading and writing practices and the illness experience, looking primarily at first person memoir and other forms of life-writing. Its present title is: Anorexia nervosa as a reading disorder: autobiography, reading and narrative practices in anorexia patients' life-writing, 1970-present.

Research interests

I have a background in English literature, gender studies and medical humanities, and my interests principally lie at the intersection of these fields.

Eating disorders 

My doctoral research, for which I have received a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities doctoral studentship, initiates a literary examination of the relationship between anorexia nervosa, reading and writing practices and the illness experience, looking primarily at first person memoir and other forms of life-writing. Its present title is: Anorexia nervosa as a reading disorder: autobiography, reading and narrative practices in anorexia patients' life-writing, 1970-present.

Other work

I have also written about and presented papers on medicine in prison -- particular women's health and access to health care in prison. My MSc dissertation used the former ITV series Bad Girls to discuss women’s corporeal subjectivity in carceral spaces and the de facto imposition of corporal punishment on women offenders within an androcentric criminal justice system. 

Research interests (short)

My background is in English literature, gender studies and medical humanities, and my doctoral research sits within these fields.

My research project, for which I have received a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities doctoral studentship, initiates a literary examination of the relationship between anorexia nervosa, reading and writing practices and the illness experience, looking primarily at first person memoir and other forms of life-writing. Its present title is: Anorexia nervosa as a reading disorder: autobiography, reading and narrative practices in anorexia patients' life-writing, 1970-present.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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