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Professor Laura Salisbury

Associate Professor in Medicine & English Literature


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Telephone: 01392 725480

I am an Assciate Professor in Medicine and English Literature and am currently the Director of Postgraduate Research. 

I have research and teaching interests in modernist, postmodernist and contemporary fiction; medical humanities; modernity and the contemporary; poststructuralism; philosophies of temporality, ethics and affect; psychoanalysis; neuroscience and language.

I have published widely on the work of Samuel Beckett, including a monograph entitled Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic Timing (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). This academic year, I am completing another monograph -- Aphasic Modernism: Revolutions of the Word -- which is a study of the relationship between modernism, modernity, and early twentieth-century neuroscientific conceptions of language. I am also beginning research for a book for Edinburgh University Press called Slow Modernism.

I am co-investigator on the AHRC-funded research Network Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind with Ulrika Maude (Bristol) and Elizabeth Barry (Warwick). WIth Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck), I am beginning a critical theoretical study of Waiting Times in the NHS.