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Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity.
Danielle Spencer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.

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Drifting Out to Infinity. Danielle Spencer. Boston: Ploughshares, 2019. PDF


The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine.
Rita Charon, Sayantani DasGupta, Nellie Hermann, Craig Irvine, Eric Marcus, Edgar Rivera Colón, Danielle Spencer, Maura Spiegel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Winner of the International Society for the Study of Narrative Perkins Prize for the most significant book published in 2017. Translated into Japanese, French, Polish, Chinese, Greek, and Korean.  
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Articles + Chapters

“Logan: Somatic, Familial, and Generic Mutancy in the X-Verse.” Transformative Scenes: Metamorphosis and Popular Culture, edited by Sophia Staite, Routledge, 2025 [In press].

“Everyone is a Tomato: Metagnostic Narratives of Genetic Revelation.” American Journal of Medical Genetics: Seminars in Medical Genetics, 2024 [In press].

“Narrative Medicine: The Book at the Gates of Biomedicine.” Danielle Spencer. The Use and Abuse of Stories: New Directions in Narrative Hermeneutics, edited by Hanna Meretoja and Mark Freeman, Oxford University Press, 2023, 305–339. PDF.

“Illness Narratives: From Analysis to Answerability.” Danielle Spencer and Arthur Frank. Handbook on the Sociology of Health and Medicine, edited by Alan Petersen, Edward Elgar, 2023, 124–137. PDF.

“Wizards, Masks, and Metagnosis: Is the Pandemic Truly Changing Us?” Danielle Spencer. Literature and Medicine, vol. 39, no. 2, Fall 2021, 198–211. PDF.


Three Quarks Daily columnist, 2021–present

Psychology Today columnist, 2021–present

“From Bodies to Borders and Beyond: Mutating Boundaries in Logan.” Saljooq M. Asif, Madeline Disner, Folarin Odusola, Danielle A. Rojas, Danielle Spencer. Literature and Medicine, vol. 37, no. 1, Spring 2019, 141–65. PDF.

Illness Doula: Adding a New Role to Healthcare Practice.” Annie Robinson, Danielle Spencer and Bradley Lewis. Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 40, June 2019, 199–210. PDF

"Review: 4 3 2 1: A Novel by Paul Auster". Danielle Spencer. The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 40, no. 1, March 2018, 80–83. PDF


Narrative Medicine.” Danielle Spencer. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine, edited by Miriam Solomon et al., Routledge, 2017, 372–82. PDF

​ “All Creatures Great and Small.” Danielle Spencer. The Lancet, vol. 386, 2015, 22–23. PDF

Sebald in Moszkva Tér.” Danielle Spencer. The Hungarian Review, vol. 6, no. 2, 2015, 79–81. PDF

Critical Conversations: A 360º Clinical Portrait.” Danielle Spencer and Stephanie Adler Yuan. Esopus, vol. 22, 2015, 137–52. PDF. Reprinted in The Esopus Reader, edited by Tod Lippy, Esopus Books, 2022, pp. 279–312. 

Looking Back.” Danielle Spencer. Creative Nonfiction, vol. 47, 2013, pp. 34-38. PDF. Reprinted in Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays, edited by Stephanie G’Schwind, Center for Literary Publishing, 2017, 35–43.

Your Data is Showing.” Danielle Spencer. WIRED, vol. 13.11, 2005.

It’s Like a Thing of Everything….” Danielle Spencer., 2002. PDF

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