Waste: A Philosophy of Things

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce the publication of Leverhulme Research Fellow Dr Will Winey’s Waste: A Philosophy of Things (Bloomsbury 2014). Readers of the CMH blog are invited to read the Introduction here and to use the discount code – GLR D3D – to get 35% off the retail price. *** Why are Read the full article…

Medievalism and the Medical Humanities (CfP, Special Issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies)

Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled ‘Medievalism and the Medical Humanities’. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders. The editors invite essays that explore, through specific examples, how the interdisciplinary Read the full article…

Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, technoscience, and the dynamic brain (CFP, Postgraduate Conference, Urbana-Champaign, 21-23 February 2014)

Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, technoscience, and the dynamic brain The INTERSECT Network for Neuro-Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to invite presentation proposals for its Spring 2014 Graduate Student Conference, to take place on February 21st-23rd, 2014. The conference theme is “Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, Technoscience, and the Dynamic Brain,” and one of the primary goals Read the full article…

“The Emotions” (CFP, Conference, Sheffield, 28–30 March 2014)

The Society of Dix-Neuviémistes will hold its twelfth annual   conference entitled ‘The Emotions’ at the University of Sheffield in   March 2014. Proposals are invited for papers treating aspects of the conference theme in relation to nineteenth-century French and Francophone culture, history and art history. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: Melancholy Read the full article…

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian (CfP, Conference, York, 26-27 September 2013)

Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian An International Two-Day Conference The ordinary and the everyday are intuitively self-evident, yet notoriously elusive. Efforts to define “ordinary language” or “everyday practice” have preoccupied thinkers across many disciplines: philosophers, historians, sociologists, political theorists, geographers and critics of literature and the visual arts. And these subjects demand more attention from scholars working on race, Read the full article…

Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture & Social Progress (CFP, Special Issue, Health, Culture & Society)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health, Culture and Society: Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture and Social Progress This year the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 20th the International Day of Happiness. This day is premised on international recognition of the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal, and Read the full article…

The Gothic & Medical Humanities (CFP, Special Issue of Gothic Studies)

The Gothic and Medical Humanities Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gothic Studies  Proposals are invited for a special issue of Gothic Studies exploring intersections between the Gothic and medical humanities. Gothic studies has long grappled with suffering bodies, and the fragility of human flesh in the grip of medical and legal discourse continues to be manifest Read the full article…

Disability and the American Counterculture (Special issue CfP, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies)

Special issue CFP for Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: Disability and the American Counterculture Guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair The American Counterculture has a complex relationship with disability. At its heart is the reinvention of the term freak that serves as an early example of empowering, though not unproblematic, appropriation Read the full article…

Cultures of Repair (CFP, Edited Collection)

Call for Contributions: Cultures of Repair (edited collection) Edited by Mark Rainey and Theo Reeves-Evison, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London Suggested themes: Aesthetics of Repair, Technologies of Repair, Post-Colonial Reparations, Reparative Justice What does it mean to repair something? Is it to restore function, to compensate for a fault, deterioration, or deficiency, or can the Read the full article…

Disability & Visual Culture (CFP, Special Issue, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan) In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the ‘age of the image’, Read the full article…