Heather Meek

Heather Meek received her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in 2008 and worked at Université Sainte-Anne and the University of Regina before joining the English Department at Université de Montreal in June 2013. Her research interests include eighteenth-century women's writing, mental illness, and the intersections of literature and medicine. Among her most recent publications are "Medical Women and Hysterical Doctors: Interpreting Hysteria's Symptoms in Eighteenth-Century Britain" (The English Malady: Enabling and Disabling Fictions, Cambridge Scholars, 2008) and "Of Wandering Womb and Wrongs of Women" Evolving Conceptions of Hysteria in the Age of Reason" (English Studies in Canada 35.2-3, June/September 2009). Currently, she is exploring the relationship between hysteria and creativity in a few women authors.

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