Essays in French Literature and Culture

A peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the French Programme at the University of Western Australia ISSN No. 1835-7040

Anna Elsner, “In the Margins: Louis Wolfson, Language, Literature, and a Dying Mother”, Essays in French Literature and Culture 58, 2021.

Essays in French Literature and Culture

About the Author: Anna Magdalena Elsne

Anna Magdalena Elsner is Assistant Professor of French Literature and Culture at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Associate Member of the Centre for Humanities and Health at King’s College London. She is the author of Mourning and Creativity in Proust (2017) as well as numerous articles on twentieth-century French literature, philosophy, film and medicine. Her research crosses disciplinary boundaries and seeks to have a wider societal impact on how we think about healthcare, medicine and dying. As part of this, she has have co-founded the Swiss Network for Ethics of Care, a platform for exchange and collaboration in the field of ethics of care. She is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled A New Death: Palliative Care and the Culture of Dying in France since 1975.