LitmusLongNote: gscholarpubmedIf you’re interested in reading my work but don’t have access through your library, just contact me; I would be glad to forward you a copy for personal use. I’ve also included some PDFs and links to selected works below.

1. Research in Humanities


The Aesthetics of Senescence: Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (hardcover, SUNY Press: January 2020)

 Books Edited

The Routledge Companion to Health HumanitiesCo-edited with Paul Crawford and Brian Brown. (Routledge: March 2020).

Book Series Edited

Studies in Health Humanities, Associate Editor (with Lorenzo Servitje). The Kent State University Press (new series as of late 2019).

Articles, Chapters, Essays

“Site, Sector, Scope: Mapping the Epistemological Landscape of Health Humanities,” Journal of Medical Humanities (Epub ahead of print, May 2017). [Link; view-only PDF].

“Spots of Future Time: Tableaux, Masculinity, and the Enactment of Aging.” Modern Drama 59.2 (2016): 155-176. [Link] [PDF]

“G.H. Lewes and the Impossible Classification of Organic Life.” Victorian Studies 57.3 (2015): 377-386. [Link]

  • Responded to by Elizabeth Helsinger in “Fictions of Time: Aging, Teaching, and Mining: A Response” in Victorian Studies (2015): 405-412. Print.

“The Future is Certain: Manifesting Age, Culture, Humanities.” Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1 (2014): 11-16. [Link]

“Romanticism Against Youth.” Essays in Romanticism 20 (2013): 83-100. [Link; as of June 2017, my essay was the journal’s “Most Read”!]

“The tyranny of age’: Godwin’s St Leon and the Nineteenth-Century Longevity Narrative.” English Literary History (ELH) 79.4 (2012): 905-33. [Link]

“Let the reader think of the burden’: Old Age and the Crisis of Capacity.” Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities 4 (Stanford University, 2012): 1-16. [Link] [PDF]


“Articulations of Care: Motherhood, Memoir, Disability” [Review essay]. Literature and Medicine, 33.2 (2015): 428-434. [Link] [PDF]

Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Aging, by Lynne Segal.” Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2 (2015): n.p., web ahead of print [Link].

With Alan Bewell. “Desire and Disorder: Fevers, Fictions, and Feeling in English Georgian Culture, by Candace Ward.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 21.3 (2009): 459-61. [Link] [PDF]

Encyclopedia Entries

“‘I Am’ (‘Lines: I Am’): John Clare.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010. 192-93. [Link]

“More English, Less Islam? An Overview of English Language Functions in the Arabian/Persian Gulf.” Cultural & Linguistic Perspectives: An Online Encyclopedia (Diasporic Englishes). University of Toronto (2007): n. pag. [Link]

Journal Issues Edited/Co-edited

With Marlene Goldman, Linda Hutcheon, and Michael Hutcheon. Spec. issue on “Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics.” Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, 4 (2012). [Link to issue]

2. Research in Health Sciences

Articles, Chapters, Essays

Adamson K, Sengsavang S, Charise A, Wall S, Kinross L, Balkaran M. “Narrative Training as a Method to Promote Nursing Empathy Within a Pediatric Rehabilitation Setting.” Journal of Pediatric Nursing, July 2018 (doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2018.06.011. [Epub ahead of print]). [Link] [PDF]

Charise A, M Eginton. “Humanistic Perspectives: Arts and the Aging Mind.” The Wiley Handbook on the Aging Mind and Brain, First Edition. Eds. Matthew Rizzo, Steven Anderson, and Bernd Fritzsch. John Wiley & Sons, April 2018 (peer-reviewed). 78-99. [Link] [PDF]

Diachun LL, A Charise, M Goldszmidt, Y Hui, L Lingard. “Exploring the Realities of Curriculum by Random Opportunity: The Case of Geriatrics on the Internal Medicine Clerkship Rotation.” Canadian Geriatrics Journal 17.4 (2014): 126-132. [Link] [PDF]

Diachun LL, A Charise, L Lingard. “Old News: Why the 90-year Crisis in Medical Elder Care?” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 60.7 (2012): 1357-60. [Link] [PDF]

Charise A, H Witteman, S Whyte, E Sutton, JL Bender, M Massimi, L Stephens, J Evans, C Logie, RM Mirza, M Elf. “Questioning Context: An Interdisciplinary Tool for Exploring Non-medical Factors Affecting Health Decision-making.” Health Expectations 14.2 (2011): 115-132. [Link] [PDF]

Diachun L, L Van Bussell, K Hansen, A Charise, M Reider. “‘But I see old people everywhere’: Dispelling the Myth that Eldercare is Learned in Nongeriatric Clerkships.” Academic Medicine 85.7 (2010): 1221-28. [Link]

Massimi M, A Charise. Dying, Death, and Mortality: Towards Thanatosensitivity in HCI [Human-Computer Interaction].”  “Proc. CHI 2009 Extended Abstracts, 2459-2468. [Link to PDF; see also Wikipedia’s entry on thanatosensitivitya methodological approach to HCI design I developed together with Mike Massimi. Our work is also cited in this great 2012 article from The Verge as “simultaneously dry and far-out”—what more could a scholar ask for?].

Wells JL, Egan M, Byrne K, Jaglal S, Dumbrell AC*, Stolee P. “Uses of the National Rehabilitation Reporting System: perspectives of geriatric rehabilitation clinicians.” Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 76.4 (2009): 294-8. [Link]

Dumbrell AC*, L Diachun, N Ivers, J Johnstone, D Nayot. “‘More to life than MacGyver and crocheting’: Medical Students Respond to an Intergenerational Event.” Canadian Journal of Geriatrics 10 (2007): 53-9. [Link] [PDF]

Dumbrell AC*, MA Durst, LL Diachun. “White Coats Meet Grey Power: Students and Seniors Respond to an ‘Intergenerational Gala’.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55.6 (2007): 948-54. [Link] [PDF[Awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research AgePlus Prize]

Diachun L, L Van Bussel, AR Ens, AC Dumbrell*, LM Hillier. “Tracking Clerkship Experience: Just What do Clinical Clerks See on an Elder Care Rotation?” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55.7 (2007): 1126-1133. [Link]

Dasgupta M, AC Dumbrell*. “Preoperative Risk Assessment for Delirium after Noncardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54.10 (2006): 1578-1589. [Link] [PDF]

Diachun LL, AC Dumbrell*, K Byrne, J Esbaugh. “But Does It Stick? Evaluating the Durability of Improved Knowledge Following an Undergraduate Experiential Geriatrics Learning Session. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54.4 (2006): 696-701. [Link]

Wells J, AC Dumbrell*. “Nutrition and Aging: Evaluating and Treating Nutritional Compromise in Frail Elderly Patients.” Clinical Interventions in Aging 1.1 (2006): n. pag. [Link]

Torrible SJ, LL Diachun, DB Rolfson, AC Dumbrell*, DB Hogan. “Improving Recruitment into Geriatric Medicine in Canada: Findings and Recommendations from the Geriatric Recruitment Issues Study (GRIST).” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54.9 (2006): 1453-1462. [Link] [PDF]

Nichol G, E Huszti, JL Rokosh, A Dumbrell*, J McGowan, L Becker. “Impact of Informed Consent Requirements on Cardiac Arrest Research in the United States: Exception from Consent or from Research?” Resuscitation 62.1 (2004): 3-23. [Link]

(*NB: surname change)