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David Tanner, PhD
Associate Professor of American Studies and Humanities

School of Arts and Sciences - W220D


School of Arts & Sciences

Premedical & Health Studies (BS)

Academic and Administrative Appointments
Associate Professor of American Studies and Humanities

BA, Brown University
MA, University of Texas at Austin
PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Teaching
Literature and medicine
Postwar American culture
American Literature

Scholarly Interests
Genre studies
Physician writers
Medical humanities

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Tanner, D.E. (2003). Literature and Liberalization in Healthcare Education. Journal of Arts and Sciences in Career and Experiential Education 2, 27-31.

Tanner, D.E. (2000). Narrative, Ethics, and Human Experimentation in Richard Selzerrs Alexis St. Martinn: The Miraculous Wound Re-examined. HEC Forum 12, 149-160.

Tanner, D.E. (1999). The Narrative Imperative: Stories in Medicine, Illness, and Bioethics. HEC Forum 11, 155-169.

Book Review:
Tanner, D.E. (2005). Review of Curtis Marez. Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics, in Journal of Popular Culture, 38(5) 984-986.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM)
American Culture Association (ACA)
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)
American Studies Association (ASA)

Personal Interests
Landscape and gardening
Squash and tennis