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Maura Spiegel teaches literature and film at Columbia University and Barnard College, and is a member of the core faculty of Narrative Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she teaches courses on film to medical students. She is also on the faculty of the soon-to-be launched Master of Science program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia.   Co-author of The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying and Living on (Anchor/Doubleday), The Breast Book: An Intimate and Curious History (Workman), which was a Book-of-the-Month Club-Quality Paperbacks selection, she co-edited the journal Literature and Medicine with Rita Charon for seven years.  She has written for The New York Times, has recently edited new editions of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes for the Barnes & Noble Classics Series, and she is currently working on theories of affect and co-narration in film viewing.

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