Virginia Langum

Kontaktinformation

vCard vcard

Befattning:

Universitetslektor

personbild

Verksam vid:

Språkstudier

Avdelning:

Engelska

Adress:

Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

Besöksadress:

A, Humanisthuset, korridor HG1

Tel:

+46 90 786 90 83

E-postadress:

virginia.langum@umu.seE-post 2

virginia.langum@sprak.umu.seE-post 1

virginia.langum@swedishcollegium.seE-post 3

Lync:

Ta kontakt via Lync

Webbsida:

http://www.sprak.umu.se/om-institutionen/personal/virginia-langum Webbsida

Bio

Virginia Langum is a Pro Futura Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study at Uppsala University and associate professor in English literature at Umeå University. She is also a member of Sweden's Young Academy. Her research concerns premodern literature and culture, particularly the connections between the body and religious experience, as well as medicine and ethics, extending from the Middle Ages to our own period. She is also part of the Umeå Group for Premodern Studies and the Umeå Network for Medical Humanities. She teaches academic writing, literary theory and methods, medieval literature, as well "Blaming the Body: Ethics, Medicine and Culture in Western Europe" and "Narrating Madness in Literature and Culture." Before she moved to Sweden, she completed her PhD in English at the University of Cambridge where her dissertation traced the concept of discretion in medieval England. She also has a master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literature also from Cambridge, a master's degree in journalism from Columbia, and a bachelor's degree in English from Trinity College, Dublin. She welcomes PhD proposals in the areas of medieval literature; literature and the body; medical humanities; historicism; historical fiction. She also teaches academic writing, literary theory and methods, medieval literature, as well as "Blaming the Body: Ethics, Medicine and Culture in Western Europe" and "Narrating Madness in Literature and Culture." Please see her personal Web site. Follow me on Academia.edu.

Recent Selected Publications

Books

Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Northern Visions in the Premodern Era, ed. with Dolly Jörgensen (under contract with Brepols, 2017)

Words and Matter: the Virgin Mary in Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life, ed. with Jonas Carlquist (Stockholm: Runica et Medievalia, 2015)

Articles

with Kirk Sullivan, “Writing Academic English as a Doctoral Student in Sweden: Narrative Perspectives,” accepted 2017, Journal of Second Language Writing

“Sacred and Secular Wrath,” in Sacred and Secular Healing in the Middle Ages, ed. Barbara Bowers and Linda Keyser (Farnham: Ashgate 2016), pp. 13-25

with Asbjörg Westum, ”I människan själv, eller utanför?: Föreställningar om pestens orsaker i lärda skrifter och folktro,” Kulturella Perspektiv 2015, pp. 11-19

 “’As a Kinde Modur Shulde’: Mary and Natural Maternity in the Middle Ages,” in Words and Matter: the Virgin Mary in Medieval Parish Life, (see above), pp. 135-50

“’The Wounded Surgeon:’ Devotion, Compassion and Metaphor in Medieval England,” in Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, ed. Larissa Tracy, and Kelley Devries (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 269-90

Publikationer

Författare

Titel

År sorteringsordning

Fulltext

Langum, Virginia

Prairie Fervour: The Spiritual Geography and Climate of Immigration

2018

-

Langum, Virginia

Reading and Health
Thule - Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundets årsbok

2018

-

Langum, Virginia

Changing Climates, Moving Minds: Climate, Geography and Health in Immigrant Fiction of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

2018

-

Jørgensen, Dolly
Langum, Virginia

Envisioning North from a premodern perspective

2018

Hämta

Langum, Virginia

Cold characters: Northern temperament in the premodern imaginary

2018

Hämta

Jørgensen, Dolly
Langum, Virginia

Visions of North in premodern Europe

2018

-

Langum, Virginia
Dermineur, Elise
Karlsson Sjögren, Åsa

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400-1800

2018

-

Langum, Virginia

Medicine, Female Mystics and Illness Experience

2018

-

Langum, Virginia

The Afterlives of Medieval Mystics in 19th Century Medicine and Culture

2018

-

Langum, Virginia
Sullivan, Kirk

Writing academic english as a doctoral student in Sweden: narrative perspectives
Journal of second language writing, 35: 20-25

2017

-


Sidansvarig: Magnus Nordström

Utskriftsversion

Virginia Langum's talk at TedX Umeå 2016