Workshops

“Going to the Dogs?” A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies (Leeds, 19 February 2018)

The first meeting of ‘“Going to the Dogs?” A Workshop Series on Research at the Intersection of Disability and Animal Studies’ will take place at the Centre for Medical Humanities in the School of English (6–10 Cavendish Road) at the University of Leeds on Monday 19 Feb 2018 from 2 Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain’ by Christina Crosby.

We are delighted to offer A Body, Undone (Crosby, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at New York University Press.  In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle Read more…

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Book Review

‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature’ reviewed by Dr Michelle S. Hite.

Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Columbia University Press, 2017: Twentieth Anniversary Edition). Extraordinary Bodies, the Medical Humanities, and Civic Inclusion   Rosemarie Garland Thomson begins the twentieth anniversary edition of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature with a poignant Preface that Read more…

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Workshops

Augmented Selves: Disability, Care and the Posthuman (Workshop, Leeds, 13 June 2017)

An afternoon workshop Tuesday June 13th, 12-5pm, Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds Join the Augmenting the Body project team for our final event of the 2016-2017 academic year: a half-day workshop featuring papers on microchimerism and temporality, transplantation and disability, psychostimulants and work. Programme: 12 noon-1pm: Lunch 1-2pm: Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature’ by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

We are looking for a literary specialist to review Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Rosemarie Garland Thomson, 2016), which explores the social constructions and representations of disability in the United States. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Colombia University Press.  ‘Extraordinary Bodies’ inaugurates a new field Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman (Seminar series, University of Leeds, October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Launching in Autumn 2016, the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series. The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fields Read more…

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Arts in Health

Disability, Arts and Health Conference (CfP, Bergen, Norway, 1-2 September 2016)

This conference aims to reflect critically on how disability is represented and theorised in contemporary society, both in an academic context and outside the academy, including by clinical practitioners, community activists, mainstream media and creative arts practitioners. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Robert McRuer (The George Washington University, US)  Sita Popat (University Read more…

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Book Review

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature’ reviewed by Madonna Kalousian

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar (Syracuse University Press, 2014). From Evelyn Accad’s Sexuality and War (1992) to Nawar Al-Hassan Golley’s highly condensed theoretical elaboration in Arab Women’s Lives Retold (2007), and more recently Mona Eltahawy’s Headscarves and Hymens (2015) to mention only Read more…

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Opportunities

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in French and the Medical Humanities at Nottingham Trent University

PhD Studentship in French Literature/Culture (including cinema) with a focus on the Medical Humanities. Proposals investigating the following areas within this field are particularly welcome: representations of illness; disease; pain; trauma; disability; old age; mourning; care/caring/carer. A background in literary/critical theory is helpful. Specific qualifications include a 2:1 in French Read more…

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