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Dr Ashleigh Blackwood

Research Fellow

Department: Humanities

Ashleigh is a scholar of medical humanities, with specific interests in eighteenth-century literature and the history of professionalised, public and lay medicine. She has published work on reproductive medicine and the professionalization of obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as medicine which explores the relationship between reading practices and the health of both body and mind. Her current work focuses on women’s involvement in the medical marketplace between 1660 and 1860.

Campus Address

Lipman 118
City Campus

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Sleep and Stress Management in Enlightenment Literature and Poetry, Lawlor, C., Blackwood, A. 6 Jun 2020, In: Interface Focus
  • Sterne's "Little Gentleman": Tristram Shandy and the Male Participant in Childbirth, Blackwood, A. 2016, Sterne, Tristram, Yorick , Newark, University of Delaware Press
  • Toxic Texts and Reading Remedies: Literary Medicine in Eighteenth-Century Print Cultures, Blackwood, A. 30 Nov 2016, In: Literature and Medicine
  • ‘I wish the child, I call my own’: [Pro]Creative Experience in the Poetry of Jane Cave Winscom, Blackwood, A. 2015, Voice and context in Eighteenth-Century verse, London, Palgrave Macmillan

  • English Literature MRes October 01 2012
  • PhD English Literature PhD 2012
  • BA (Hons) English Literature and History BA (Hons) 2008

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