© 2019 by Danielle Spencer



Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity. Oxford University Press, 2020. [In Press]


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


"Drifting Out to Infinity". Ploughshares, vol. 45, no. 3, October 2019, pp. 86–115. Also available as Kindle / Ploughshares Solo Vol. 7, No. 4, or via Project Muse.

“Mutant Bodies, Human Viewers: Dissolving Boundaries in Logan.” Saljooq M. Asif, Madeline Disner, Folarin Odusola, Danielle A. Rojas, Danielle Spencer. Literature and Medicine, vol. 37, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 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, pp. 199–210. PDF

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

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

 “All Creatures Great and Small.” The Lancet, vol. 386, 2015, pp. 22-23. PDF

Sebald in Moszkva Tér.” The Hungarian Review, vol. 6, no. 2, 2015, pp. 79-81. PDF

Critical Conversations: A 360º Clinical Portrait.” Danielle Spencer and Stephanie Adler Yuan. Esopus, vol. 22, 2015, pp. 137-52. PDF

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

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

It’s Like a Thing of Everything….” davidbyrne.com, 2002. PDF