Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832 (Conference, Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, 3-5th July 2014)

The conference will consider the debate on fashion and sickness that linked melancholy, the vapours, nervousness, gout, consumption and many other diagnoses with the elite and superior sensibility. Its central aim is to take a new look at the topic by taking into account voices from beyond the social and medical elite, focusing on the Read the full article…

Deadline Extended – Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 (CfP, Newcastle, July 2014)

An International Interdisciplinary Conference Newcastle and Northumbria Universities 3rd – 5th July 2014 Keynote speakers include: Professor Helen Deutsch, ‘Diseases of Writing’. University of California, Los Angeles. Author of Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture Dr David Shuttleton, ‘The Fashioning of Fashionable Diseases in the Eighteenth Century’. University of Glasgow. Author Read the full article…

Reminder: Upcoming Events in the ‘Fashionable Diseases’ project

Disability and Fashionable Diseases in Literature and Culture Michael Davidson and Stuart Murray 14 November, 2013, Northumbria University Fashion and Illness in Georgian Bath Annick Cossic 21 November 2013, Northumbria University Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 An International Interdisciplinary Conference, 3rd – 5th July 2014 Call for papers closes 31 December 2013 Read the full article…

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 (CfP, Conference, 3-5 July 2014, Newcastle)

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 An International Interdisciplinary Conference Newcastle and Northumbria Universities 3rd – 5th July 2014 Between 1660 and 1832 books such as Cheyne’s English Malady and Adair’s Essays on Fashionable Diseases created a substantial debate on the relationship between fashion and sickness, linking melancholy, the vapours, nervousness, gout, consumption Read the full article…

Fashion and Illness in Georgian Bath – Annick Cossic (Public Lecture, 21 November 2013, Northumbria University)

Fashion and Illness in Georgian Bath Annick Cossic Professor of English, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France 21 November 2013, 1-3pm Boardroom 2, Sutherland Building Northumbria University Published at different times, Christopher Anstey’s The New Bath Guide (1766), Tobias Smollett’s The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771) and Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1818) all testify to the emergence Read the full article…

“Fashionable Suicides of the Romantic Era”: Michelle Faubert (Newcastle, 23 May 2013)

As part of a series of workshops for the ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, 1660-1832‘ Leverhulme-funded project at Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, we are pleased to welcome Dr Michelle Faubert, Associate Professor in Romantic Literature, University of Manitoba, Canada and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University to lead a workshop on “Fashionable Suicides of the Romantic Read the full article…

Ian Hacking: ‘Making Up People’ Reconsidered (Public Lecture, Northumbria University, 15 May 2013)

Professor Ian Hacking: ‘”Making Up People’ Reconsidered” MEA House Auditorium, Northumbria University 15 May 2013, 10.30 am – 12 pm As part of a series of workshops for the Leverhulme-funded project “Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture”  at the Universities of Northumbria and Newcastle, the Northern Network for Medical Humanities are pleased to welcome Professor Ian Hacking Read the full article…