Lorenzo Servitje

Associate Professor of English and Health, Medicine, and Society
(610) 758-3322
305 Drown Hall
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2017

LORENZO SERVITJE is Associate Professor of Literature and Medicine at Lehigh University, holding a dual appointment in the in the English Department and Health, Medicine, and Society Program. He received his Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Riverside. His current book project, "Medicine is War: The Martial Metaphor in Victorian Literature and Culture" explores the metaphorical militarization of medicine in the Victorian period. Servitje also researches contemporary technocultural representations of medicine. His articles have appeared in Journal of Medical Humanities, Critical Survey, and Science Fiction Studies, Literature and Medicine, and Games and Culture. He has co-edited three collections, The Walking Med: Zombies and the Medical Image (Pennsylvania State Press, 2016), Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory (Palgrave, 2016), and Syphilis and Subjectivity: From the Victorians to the Present  (Palgrave, 2017).

Servitje teaches courses in contagion and literature, medicine and popular culture, medical humanities, and Victorian literature. 

He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Humanities.

Research Interests: 
Literature, Health, Medicine, and Society Program