Mikhail Epstein, “The Solution to the Humanities Crisis Must Come from Within”

Prof Mikhail Epstein, Professor of Russian and Cultural Theory, and Director of The Centre for Humanities Innovation (CHI) at Durham University has published today an article in The Conversation: “The Solution to the Humanities Crisis Must Come from Within“. Prof Epstein, in collaboration with his colleagues in The Centre for Humanities in Innovation, are calling for Read the full article…

Re-Configuring the Immune System: Bodies, Words and Worlds (Conference, 14 November 2013, Goldsmiths College)

The second event of the Radical Media Forum – Re-Configuring the Immune System: Bodies, Words and Worlds will take place on Thursday 14th of November, 17:00-21:00, at Goldsmiths, University of London, RHB Cinema. This event attempts to open up new pathways of critical engagement at the intersections of sciences, technology and humanities by taking the 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…

Pathologies of the Postmodern: Pat Waugh and Angela Woods Café Philosophique Event (Newcastle, 7pm, 18 March 2013)

Pathologies of the postmodern Professor Patricia Waugh and Dr Angela Woods, Durham University, will investigate the pathologies, mental and physical, epidemic and imagined, that have particular resonance in postmodern culture. What do they tell us about ourselves, our fears and anxieties? This event is part of Café Culture’s season of discussions on culture, politics, philosophy 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 Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.’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…

Centre for Medical Humanities Seminars in Michaelmas Term

The Centre for Medical Humanities 2011/12 seminar series began on Wednesday with Angela Woods’ talk On Psychiatric Metaphor: Exploring the Use of Clinical Concepts in Cultural Theory. We were delighted to be joined by colleagues from so many departments, including Philosophy, English, the School of Modern Languages, Geography, Psychology, the School of Applied Social Sciences, Read the full article…

On Psychiatric Metaphor: Exploring the Use of Clinical Concepts in Cultural Theory – Angela Woods CMH Seminar 26 October

On Psychiatric Metaphor: Exploring the Use of Clinical Concepts in Cultural Theory Dr Angela Woods, Centre for Medical Humanities Wednesday 26 October, 5 pm St Chad’s Chapel and SCR Followed by wine and canapés Anti-Oedipus (1979): French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and Italian psychoanalyst Félix Guattari argue that schizophrenia is a process of psychic and social Read the full article…