UW Press title wins international recognition

Posted on 25 August 2010

Award Winning UW Press Publication 'Wilkie Collins, Medicine and the Gothic' by Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

The University of Wales Press is delighted to announce that its publication, 'Wilkie Collins, Medicine and the Gothic' by Laurence Talairach-Vielmas, has won the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Book Award.

As winner of the ESSE Book Award, Laurence will receive a prize of 1500 Euros, which will be awarded to her at the General Assembly of ESSE, on Saturday 28 August in Turin, Italy.

The book examines how Wilkie Collins’s interest in medical matters developed in her writing through exploration of his revisions of the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel from his first sensational novels to her last work in the 1880s.

Wilkie Collins has mostly been studied in relation to gender and the Female Gothic. This study, however, examines the relationship between the Gothic and Medicine in Collins for the first time, making an important contribution to research in this area as well as developing the market of the rising medical humanities.

Helgard Krause, Head of the University of Wales Press, commented:

“We are delighted that one of our publications has once again been recognised on an international level for this prestigious prize. Laurence Talairach-Vielmas is a very talented author and this fascinating study of Wilkie Collins fully deserves this accolade.”


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