Lorenzo Servitje, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Professor Lorenzo Servitje has been with Lehigh University since July, 2017. His research intersects medical discourse and literature—focusing on the metaphorical militarization of medicine in his current book project “Medicine is War: The Marital Metaphor in Victorian Literature and Culture.” While working in the Victorian period, Servitje also studies contemporary medical discourse in popular culture. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Critical Survey, and Science Fiction Studies, and he has two articles placed in Literature and Medicine, one forthcoming. He has co-edited two collections: The Walking Med: Zombies and the Medical Image (Penn State Press 2016) and Endemic: Essays In Contagion Theory (Palgrave 2016). His third collection, Nobody’s disease: Syphilis and Subjectivity is forthcoming in early 2018 from Palgrave. Servitje is a reviewer for a number of journals including the British Medical Humanities, Victorian Network and Literature and Medicine. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Humanities.