Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media

by Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace

About Andrea Wood

Andrea Wood is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the English Department at Winona State University. She holds a PhD from the University of Florida, a Master’s from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA from McGill University. Dr. Wood has published articles in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. She has also published her work in the edited collections Over the Rainbow: Queer Children’s Literature and Global Visual Cultures: An Anthology. Dr. Wood is coediting a special issue of Journal of Popular Romance Studies on “Queering Romance,” which will be released in 2015.

About Brandy Schillace

A medical-humanities and history scholar, Brandy Schillace (PhD) is research associate, guest curator, and public engagement contact at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History and managing editor of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry (an international journal of cross-cultural health research). She helps develop medical humanities curriculum for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College and teaches for Case Western Reserve University’s SAGES program. Dr. Schillace’s book Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can Tell us about Life and Living will be released in 2015 with Elliott and Thompson. She has published in a variety of journals, including Eighteenth-Century Studies and Feminist Formations, and writes for Huffington Post, H-net, and the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog. Dr. Schillace was an invited lecturer in 2010 at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK, and keynote speaker for the 2013 Association for Librarians in the History of Health Sciences.


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