Arts of Breath – series of lecture-performances organised by Life of Breath project (Durham, Nov 2017 – March 2018)

The Life of Breath Project is pleased to announce ‘Arts of Breath’, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. All events will take place in Durham. For more information see individual event pages below, or contact Sarah McLusky. Wed 15 Nov 2017: Breath, Pulse and Measure in Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health’ by Susanna Trnka.

We are delighted to offer One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health (Trnka, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Stanford University Press.  Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are reshaping twenty-first-century personhood. In the last Read the full article…

Making the invisible visible, a review of the Life of Breath launch event.

Sarah McLusky – Project Manager for the Life of Breath project reports on the Life of Breath Launch event: Guests gathered at Durham University’s Joachim Room on 23 September to celebrate the launch of Life of Breath, a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring breathing and breathlessness. Invisibility is a powerful metaphor for breathing, breathlessness and Read the full article…

Phenomenology of Breathing (Workshop, Bristol, 14 May 2015)

Phenomenology of Breathing Royal Fort House University of Bristol Thursday 14 May 2015, 1-5 Session 1: 1-2.30 Havi Carel (Bristol): A phenomenology of breathlessness Sheena Hyland (Dublin City University) : Body and breath: phenomenological perspectives Anya Farennikova (Bristol): Is it possible to feel breathless?’ 2.30 coffee break Session 2: 3-4.30 Tina Williams (Bristol) : TBC Read the full article…

The Life of Breath: new directions in Medical Humanities (Lecture, University of York, 26 November 2014)

Centre for Global Health Histories lectures Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.00PM Speaker: Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University This lecture will take as its theme the future direction of medical humanities, a field that has never has a settled identity, but which is one of a number of fields leading thinking in interdisciplinary work in the Read the full article…

Trunk Volume Three: Breath (Call for Submissions, November 2014)

Call for work: art; fiction; photography; interviews; poetry; philosophy; essays; photo-essays; recipes, histories; memoirs,  and more. Breath is a thing and an action, it is atmosphere and oxygen, asthma, emphysema. Breath is sighing and choking, halitosis and singing, breath is suffocation and flatulence. Breath is what makes us float or sink. We take breathing for Read the full article…