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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

I am currently a 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), Shaul Bar-Haim (Birkbeck) and Gill Partington (Birkbeck), I am also working on a Wellcome-funded critical theoretical study of Waiting Times in the NHS.

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.

In 2012, I worked as a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded Beckett and Brain Science project with Elizabeth Barry  and Ulrika Maude: