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Professor Laura Salisbury

Research interests

My research interests are in modernist, postmodernist and contemporary fiction; medical humanities; modernist poetry; critical theory; modernity and the contemporary; poststructuralism; philosophies of temporality, ethics and affect; psychoanalysis; gender and language; neuroscience and language.

I am currently completing a monograph entitled 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 writing a book for Edinburgh University Press entitled Slow Modernism.

Research collaborations

WIth Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck), Jocelyn Catty (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Michael Flexer (Exeter), Martin Moore (Exeter) and Raluca Soreanu (Birkbeck) I am part of a Wellcome Funded Collaborative Award, 'Waiting Times', to research the experience of waiting in healthcare.

I am Humanities Lead in Exeter's Wellcome Trust Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health (directed by Prof Mark Jackson). 

I am an international collaborator on a project on 'Samuel Beckett and Multimediality', which is based at the University of Basel and supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.