The Publications

We are delighted to announce the publication of the project's special issue of the Journal for Eighteenth[Century Studies, 'Writing Doctors and Writing Health in the Long Eighteenth Century', edited by Ashleigh Blackwood, Allan Ingram and Helen Williams. The issue, which is largely open access, can be found here: Writing Doctors and Writing Health in the Long Eighteenth Century: Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies: Vol 46, No 1 (
Our thanks to all staff at Wiley and the regular office-holders of JECS, and to all our contributors. and on Twitter

Allan Ingram's monograph, Swift, Pope and the Doctors: Medicine and Writing in the Early Eighteenth Century, was published by Brill Fink on 17 January 2022 – see
With thanks to all concerned.

Literature and Medicine, ed. Clark Lawlor and Andrew Mangham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021),
2 volumes, volume 1, The Eighteenth Century, volume 2, The Nineteenth Century.

The expected publications, from the core team and from a wider range of scholars, will include:
at least two major monographs
an annotated reader of primary source material
two edited collections of essays by the core team and by invited contributors including participants in the conference.

April 2020, Clark Lawlor and Ashleigh Blackwood, 'Sleep and stress management in Enlightenment literature and poetry', Interface Focus, 10: 20190089, 1-10.

Ashleigh Blackwood - review of The Imposteress Rabbit Breeder: Mary Toft and Eighteenth-Century England (Oxford University Press), by Karen Harvey: link here

Clark Lawlor - review of Migraine: A History (Johns Hopkins University Press), by Katherine Foxhall: download here

Ashleigh Blackwood - blog contribution, 'Why Nightingale?' on The Polyphony: Conversations Across the Medical Humanities:

Laurence Sullivan - review of Rotten Bodies: Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Yale University Press), by Kevin Siena (