A medical humanist, literary scholar and writer of Gothic fiction, Dr. Brandy Schillace spends her time in the mist-shrouded alleyways between medical history and literature. She has taught Romantic poetry, Gothic novels and creative fiction; she has researched and published on birthing technology in the 18th century, epilepsy in Gothic novels and syphilis in Dracula. Given these interests in health and humanities, her blog features two subsidiaries: The Fiction Reboot and Literary Medicine’s Daily Dose. Please see the side menu for a list of contributors. Recent posts may be viewed on the Blog Page; popular posts are linked below. You can find out more about Dr. Schillace at her website–and more about her published research and novels-in-process by visiting the page links above. Dr. Schillace is also the Chair of Communications for Death Salon, a conference featuring conversations on mortality and mourning practices. You may follow her on twitter.
The FICTION REBOOT:
The Reboot provides useful tips and information for writers, weekly fiction features and interviews with authors of fiction and poetry. We seek to promote new talent as well as established authors and are happy to provide a platform for book launches and blog tours.
Literary Medicine’s DAILY DOSE:
The mission of the Dose is to honor, support, and share perspectives about medicine and humanities across cultures and disciplines. It is an increasingly inter-disciplinary world, and we are happy to promote those who–as academics, physicians, alt-acs, independent scholars, authors, and just plain curious and intrepid souls–add to our shared knowledge of medicine, literature, and the search for what it means to be human
Rogue Scholar Salon:
In conjunction with the companion blogs above, we offer the Rogue Scholar Salon (and attendant ‘seal of approval’) for those intellectuals, academics and artists working outside their ‘official’ disciplines.
Some of the more popular posts written by Dr. Schillace (including the short fiction like “Mattie Hornbecker’s Other Bag”) may be reached by following the links below.