Join me on Saturday at 2pm on North Manchester FM for Hannah’s Bookshelf. This week, I’ll be welcoming back the wonderful Sara Read, who was first on the show last April. We’ll also be joined via phone link by Jennifer Evans, Sara’s co-author on the upcoming book Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740.
Dr Sara Read is a lecturer in the School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University, England. From 2012-2013 she was a post-doctoral fellow with the Society for Renaissance Studies. Her first monograph, Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England, was published in 2013. After completing this project, Sara worked on miscarriage and pregnancy in literature an cultural texts. She is also the author of Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives.
Dr Jennifer Evans is a Senior lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research focuses on gender, the body and medicine in early modern England. In particular, she is interested in issues of sexual health and reproduction. In 2012 she started work on a new project supported by a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Society for Renaissance Studies. The project investigates the relationship between masculinity and men’s sexual health in early modern England. Jennifer is the author of Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England (2014). Along with Sara, Jennifer is a contributing editor of the Early Modern Medicine website.
We’ll be chatting about Maladies and Medicine, and about early modern medicine, fertility and healing in general. And as Sara made her selections last year, it’ll be Jen’s turn to make her choices for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
Tune in on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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Bonus content! If you’d like to find out more about Maladies and Medicine, check out this funky video by the authors: