Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Medical Humanities, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
Editor Since 1995
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University. She taught literature at Mills College and the College of New Jersey before going to Westmont College. Dr. McEntyre has written three books, edited three collections of essays and poetry, and published widely in periodicals both in literature and in medical humanities. Her courses in literature and medicine examine cultural, social, and ethical dimensions of medicine, notions of illness, health, and healing, the nature of medical authority, the politics of medical institutions and medical education, complexities of public health policy, and the language of pain, all through literary textsHer publications include Approaches to Teaching Literature and Medicine (Modern Language Association, 2000), co-edited with Anne Hunsaker Hawkins, and three books of poems on Dutch painters: Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. Her most recent book is Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies (Eerdmans 2009). She is a contributing editor to the journal, Literature and Medicine (Johns Hopkins) and serves on the board of the Center for Medicine, Humanities, and Law at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. McEntyre has won a number of awards for teaching, including the Teacher of the Year Award at Westmont College, an Arnold Graves award from the American Council of Learned Societies for Outstanding Teaching, and the Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California Outstanding Teaching Award. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies (through the Nathan Cummings Foundation) and has held an endowed chair in American literature..
The Autist Artist by Oliver Sacks
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
From the Journal of a Leper by John Updike
The Wrath-Bearing Tree by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks