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Virginia Langum

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Language Studies Units: English
Location
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HG1 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Virginia Langum is professor in English literature at Umeå University and director of the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College at Umeå University. She is also coordinator for the Umeå Medical Humanities Network. From 2021, she will be the editor, with Professor Terry Walker, of the Nordic Journal of English Studies. 

She is a former Pro Futura Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study at Uppsala University, research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and member of Sweden's Young Academy.

Her research concerns medicine, literature and culture, particularly the connections between the body and religious experience, as well as medicine and ethics, extending from the Middle Ages to our own period. 

She is currently working on historical projects about migration and health and medical tourism. 

She teaches academic writing, literary theory and methods, medieval literature, as well "Blaming the Body: Ethics, Medicine and Culture in Western Europe"; "Narrating Madness in Literature and Culture"; "Motifs of Madness" and "Literature and Disability."

Before she moved to Sweden, she completed her PhD in English at the University of Cambridge. She also has a master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literature also from Cambridge, a master's degree in journalism from Columbia, and a bachelor's degree in English from Trinity College, Dublin.

She welcomes PhD proposals in the areas of medieval and early modern literature; literature and the body; medical humanities; historicism; historical fiction.

Please see her personal Web site.

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Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Health Humanities
Langum, Virginia
Viagem e Cosmopolitismo: Da Ilha ao Mundo, Ribeirao: Edições Húmus 2021 : 171-187
Langum, Virginia
The Chaucer Encyclopedia
Langum, Virginia
The Chaucer Encyclopedia
Langum, Virginia
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Vol. 3 : 65-72
Langum, Virginia; Sullivan, Kirk P H
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv 2020, (3) : 3-6
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; Langum, Virginia
Kulturella Perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift
Greed, Salem Press 2019 : 3-19
Langum, Virginia
Ett kalejdoskop av kunskap: Sveriges unga akademi och vetenskap och samhälle, Santérus Förlag 2019 : 91-101
Langum, Virginia; Olofsson, Jonas
Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers 2019 : 215-219
Sullivan, Kirk P.H.; Langum, Virginia; Cocq, Coppélie
Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800, Routledge 2018 : 1-9
Dermineur, Elise M.; Karlsson Sjögren, Åsa; Langum, Virginia
Routledge research in gender and history, 31
Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800, New York and Oxon: Routledge 2018 : 1-9
Dermineur, Elise M.; Karlsson Sjögren, Åsa; Langum, Virginia
Visions of North in premodern Europe, Brepols 2018 : 1-11
Jørgensen, Dolly; Langum, Virginia
Cursor Mundi, 31
Visions of North in premodern Europe, Turnhout: Brepols 2018 : 349-363
Jørgensen, Dolly; Langum, Virginia
Visions of North in premodern Europe, Brepols 2018 : 123-144
Langum, Virginia
Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets årsbok 2018, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundet 2018 : 97-107
Langum, Virginia
Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800, Routledge 2018 : 100-120
Langum, Virginia
Journal of second language writing, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 35 : 20-25
Langum, Virginia; Sullivan, Kirk
The sacred and the secular in medieval healing: sites, objects, and text, Abingdon: Routledge 2016 : 13-25
Langum, Virginia
Curie
Langum, Virginia
Curie
Langum, Virginia
Curie
Langum, Virginia
Curie
Langum, Virginia
Langum, Virginia
Wounds and wound repair in medieval culture, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers 2015 : 269-290
Langum, Virginia
Words and Matter: the Virgin Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life, Stockholm: Sällskapet Runica et mediaevalia 2015 : 133-148
Langum, Virginia
Words and matter: the Virgin Mary in late medieval and early modern parish life, Stockholm: Sällskapet Runica et mediaevalia 2015 : 222-225
Langum, Virginia
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet 2015, Vol. 24, (1) : 11-19
Westum, Asbjörg; Langum, Virginia
Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues, Hershey, PA USA: IGI Global 2014 : XV-XVI
Langum, Virginia
On Light, Oxford: Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature 2014 : 121-136
Langum, Virginia
UGPS Working Paper Series, 2014-002
Langum, Virginia
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2014
Langum, Virginia; Dermineur, Elise
Umeå: Faculty of Ars, Umeå University 2014
Annual report / UGPS, 2012
Dermineur, Elise; Langum, Virginia
Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, University of Toronto Press 2013, Vol. 25, (2) : 306-307
Langum, Virginia
UGPS Working Papers Series, 2013-005
Langum, Virginia
Reading skin in medieval literature and culture, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 : 141-160
Langum, Virginia
UGPS Working Paper Series, 2013-005
Langum, Virginia
Medieval and early modern literature, science and medicine, Gunter Narr Verlag 2013 : 117-130
Langum, Virginia
Marginalia, Cambridge: 2009, Vol. 8
Langum, Virginia

Research projects

1 June 2017 until 1 June 2022
1 October 2011 until 30 September 2013