Essays in French Literature and Culture

A peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the French Programme at the University of Western Australia ISSN No. 1835-7040

Alison Williams, ““Acquiers toy parfaicte cognoissance de l’aultre monde, qui est l’homme”: Rabelais, the History of Medicine, and Medical Humanism”, Essays in French Literature and Culture 58, 2021.

Essays in French Literature and Culture

About the Author: Alison Williams

Alison Williams is an Associate Professor of French at Swansea University. She has published on medieval and Renaissance literature, including articles and book chapters on Le Roman de Renart, Fouke le FitzWaryn, and Rabelais, and a monograph on tricksters and pranksters in French and German pre-modern literature (Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2000). She has a particular interest in the interdisciplinary Medical Humanities and has presented several conference papers on the connection of medieval and Renaissance literature to the field, including papers on Marie de France and Rabelais.


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