Dr Corinna Wagner

Senior Lecturer


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Telephone: 01392 724213

CV for Dr Corinna Wagner

I am in the Department of English and the History of Art and Visual Cultures programme.

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My newest project, Emergent Environments: Epidemic, Reform, Cities, connects scholars across the globe, including China, America, India and Europe. We have had several funded public events, and are planning a large collaboration, which studies the way scientists, medical professionals, philosophers, architects, photographers, artists, writers and poets responded to the threat of disease, crime, poverty, overcrowding and filth in cities around the world. We explore how those responses have forever altered urbanscapes and the way people live in cities.

I am co-leader of the 'Arts Aesthetics and Creativity' sub-strand of the 'Medical Humanities' HASS strategy at Exeter. My main area of research concerns the relationship between medicine and the arts, from the eighteenth to the present day. My publications on this topic include Pathological Bodies: Medicine and Political Culture (University of California, 2013) and, with Andy Brown, A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine (Bloomsbury, 2015). I am also completing a book project entitled Transparent Bodies: Medicine and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century.

I have just completed an AHRC project (with Joanne Parker) on the topic of Victorian Medievalism. We had an exhibition entitled Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic at the Royal Albert Memorial Musem and Art Gallery (RAMM). From this, we published a gloriously illustrated exhibition catalogue, and I have published articles and chapters on the work of the architect AWN Pugin, the panopticon and utilitarian design.  I have also edited Gothic Evolutions: Poetry, Tales, Context, Theory (Broadview, 2014) and will be publishing, with Joanne Parker The Oxford Handbook to Victorian Medievalism, which brings together essays from scholars in New Zealand, America, Europe and the UK.