Conference Review

‘Found Performance’: Reflections on an undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine

‘Found Performance’: An undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine. Studio Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, June 15th 2018. Report by co-chairs Alex Mermikides and Stuart Wood What happens if we approach sites of medicine or health care as if they are already in performance? Asking Read more…

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Book Review

‘The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ reviewed by Julie E Kutac

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing by Martina Zimmerman (Palgrave, 2017). In The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing, Martina Zimmermann undertakes the ambitious task of critically assessing the small canon of book-length illness narratives written by people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  The timeliness of the Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Dementia and the Body-Subject: The Margins of Agency in Philosophy and Literature (Public lecture, Newcastle University, 8 March 2017)

Dr Liz Barry (University of Warwick) will be the guest speaker in the School of English at Newcastle University, as part of the Visiting Speaker series. Her lecture will take place on Wednesday 8th March, 5-6:30pm in Room 1.19, Percy Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU. Dr Barry’s paper will discuss Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia (Symposium, Liverpool John Moores University, 4th September 2015)

Liverpool John Moores University is delighted to announce a symposium on ‘Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia’. This symposium will be held on Friday 4th September 2015, 9.00-17.00, at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, 4th Floor Events Suite. The ‘Connecting Minds’ symposium is intended to encourage dialogue and collaboration between academics, Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

What’s Left? Personhood and Dementia (Conference, UC Berkeley, April 30 -May 1 2015)

What is it to be a “person”? What is “dementia”? Can you lose your personhood because of dementia? The neurosciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities have different ways to approach, if not definitively answer, these questions. Thursday April 30th: FilmViewing: “Alive Inside” “This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Medical Sociology Event with Deborah Lupton (University of York, 16 January 2015)

British Sociological Association Yorkshire MedSoc Group Event Friday 16th January 2015: 12:00 – 4.30pm University of York, Tree House, Berrick Saul Building BS/104 Keynote: Deborah Lupton, Canberra University, Australia: “Digital health data, big and small: some critical sociological reflections’” Presentations: John Gardner, University of York, UK, “The broad clinical gaze Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

The Emergence of Experience Seminar Series: Minds, Beckett, Narratology, Dementia, Medical Humanities (Durham, 11 Nov 2014)

The Emergence of Experience, Seminar Series Institute of Advanced Study University of Durham, 2014-2015 11 November 2014 Institute of Advanced Study, Seminar Room, 16.00-18.00 Marco Bernini:  Submerging minds: features and principles of Beckett’s broken emergencies The recurring dehumanization or degeneration of Beckett’s characters’ mental faculties have largely been analysed as Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” Read more…

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Call for Papers

Life with Dementia: Relations (CfP, Conference, Sweden, 15-17 October 2014)

Life with Dementia: Relations Centre for Dementia Research Linköping University Norrköping, Sweden 15-17 October, 2014 The aim of the international conference LIFE WITH DEMENTIA: RELATIONS is to bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research, approaching dementia from theoretical as well as empirical perspectives. We Read more…

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