Maura Spiegel

Prof. Spiegel specializes in contemporary fiction, film, and narrative theory.  She is the associate director the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she teaches a film course to medical students.  She co-authored The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying and Living on (Anchor/Doubleday), and The Theory and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press). She edited and introduced editions of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes for the Barnes & Noble Classics Series.  With Rita Charon, MD, PhD, she edited the journal Literature and Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press) for seven years.  She has written for The New York Times and Newsday, and has published articles on the history of the emotions, Charles Dickens, Victorian fashion, diamonds in the movies, among many other topics. She is currently writing a book on the life and films of Sidney Lumet (St. Martin’s Press),