About the Author
Anne Hunsaker Hawkins, PhD, is associate professor of humanities at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is author ofArchetypes of Conversion (Assoc. UP, 1985) and Reconstructing Illness: A Study in Pathology (Purdue UP, 1993; 2nded. 1999) as well as coeditor of an issue of Literature and Medicine on the medical case history (1992), an issue of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy on literature and medical ethics (1996), and Time to Go: Three Plays on Death and Dying, with Commentary on End-of-Life Issues (U of Pennsylvania P, 1995). She is currently working on a book about pediatric AIDS patients and their caregivers in a tertiary-care medical center.
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, PhD, is chair of the English department at Westmont College, where she teaches a range of courses in poetry and fiction as well as literature and medicine to undergraduates. She serves on the boards of Literature and Medicine; the online Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database; and the Center for Medicine, Humanities, and Law in Berkeley. She offers occasional workshops on topics in literature and medicine to physicians and other health-care workers as well as to various interest groups. Her writing includes articles on literature and medicine in Academic Medicine, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Literature and Medicine, Medical Humanities Review, and other professional journals. She also serves as associate editor of the Santa Barbara Review, a literary journal, and writes poetry and essays.