This blog aims at disseminating the research conducted by Dr Thomas Constantinesco at the University of Oxford under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project “USPAIN – Suffering America: Writing Pain in Nineteenth-Century United States Literature” (H2020-MSCA-IF-2017-793204). The project explores how nineteenth-century American literature developed a political philosophy and a literary aesthetics that emerged through representations of pain and suffering.
This blog will offer regular updates on USPAIN’s main research actions:
- a book project tentatively titled The House of Pain;
- a journal special issue project on “Visible Wounds and Invisible Injuries”.
It will also provide bibliographic references into the study of pain in literature, critical accounts of recent publications in the field of medical humanities, as well as links to relevant research groups and projects.