Bronwyn Parry – Narratives of Neoliberalism: Clinical Labour in Context

William Viney writes – This is the fourth of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. Recent research in the medical humanities has stressed the embodied nature of experience, and this Read the full article…

The Experience Economy and the Mechanics of Wonder

The following post by Jules Evans is reproduced with permission from Philosophy for Life. I attended a seminar on wonder at the Centre for Medical Humanities in Durham last week. This post comes from our discussions there. Thanks to all the participants and to Martyn Evans for a great day. Although religion is no longer Read the full article…

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling (Registrations Open, Conference, Sussex, May 18-19 2012)

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling 18th -19th May 2012 University of Sussex £65 (waged)/£35 (unwaged) Keynote speakers: Timothy Bewes (Brown), “The Surge: Turning Away From Affect”; Eva Illouz (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), “Why Emotions are Crucial to Capitalism”; Ben Highmore (Sussex), “Mood Work”; Alex Düttmann (Goldsmiths), “The Feeling of Life.” Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.’ (Theodor Read the full article…

CFP: Capitalism and Emotion, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, June 2012

Emotions and Capitalism Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, 27 – 30 June, 2012 CFP Due 15 July 2011 The question of how emotions were and are shaped in capitalist cultures and vice versa: how capitalist cultures are shaped through emotional discourses and practices is still widely under-researched. This conference on emotions and capitalism Read the full article…