Call for Review: ‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Phenomenology of Illness (Havi Carel, 2016) for review, which positions illness as a philosophical tool. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Oxford University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of human existence. Like death, illness Read the full article…

Illness Narratives, Networked Subjects, and Intimate Publics (CfP, deadline 30 November 2016)

You are invited to submit essays to a a peer-reviewed, themed section of Catalyst on the topic of ‘Illness Narratives, Networked Subjects, and Intimate Publics,’ edited by Tamara Kneese and Beza Merid Illness, injury, dying, and death have been recent sites of scholarly investigation in fields like feminist critical theory, STS, and medical anthropology (Braidotti Read the full article…

Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine flavour and taste.  Via film and Read the full article…

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick here.  A photograph of a woman, nude Read the full article…

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick offer their perspectives as researchers in the broader field of the medical humanities. You can see the accompanying review from a clinical perspective, offered by Dr Sophie Read the full article…

Self-Knowledge In and Out of Illness (Symposium, King’s College London, 3rd-4th May 2016)

Knowledge of oneself — skin, breasts, blood sugar, oxygen saturation, genetic profile, heart rate, weight, state of mind — plays an increasing role in health care as patients are encouraged to take charge of their own health. Self-knowledge can be useful, worthless, or even detrimental. How do we get self-knowledge? How do we learn to Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture‘ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh, 2016) for review. We are specifically looking for an academic in the medical humanities to review this book, which will sit alongside a review from a medical professional. Illness narratives have become a cultural phenomenon in the Western world Read the full article…

Broken Narratives and the Lived Body (Conference CfP, Monash Prato Centre, Italy,18th to 20th April 2016)

Full information about the conference available online. Narrative puts the emphasis on the formative and constructive power of language and communication. When people become ill, the narrative structure and stability of their life stories are disrupted. Whether this is in the context of the early presentation of a critical or a new illness, or a Read the full article…

Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Popular Culture (CfP, Seattle WA, 21-25 March 2016)

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2015  The “Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture” area for the 2016 Popular and American Culture Association meeting in Seattle invites proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness, and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture.  Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the arts (e.g., film, Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Researcher (CfA, University of Oslo, 15th Sept 2015)

Two-year postdoctoral researcher willing to conduct their research work in the field of Gender and Health at The institute of Health and Society, at the University of Oslo.  The successful candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Read the full article…