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 of disability studies by framing Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (2014-2015, Durham University)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in interdisciplinary research on voice-hearing or auditory hallucination is welcome to attend. The programme for 2015 is as follows: Thursday Read the full article…

“Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” (CfP, Special Issue of Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers Special Issue: “Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD) Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into statistical (Tukufu Zuberi), economical (Catherine Read the full article…

Medievalism and the Medical Humanities (CfP, Special Issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies)

Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled ‘Medievalism and the Medical Humanities’. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders. The editors invite essays that explore, through specific examples, how the interdisciplinary Read the full article…

Malady & Mortality: Illness, Disease & Death in Literary & Visual Culture (CFP, Conference, Cornwall, 19-20 September 2013)

MALADY AND MORTALITY: ILLNESS, DISEASE AND DEATH IN LITERARY AND VISUAL CULTURE Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September 2013 Falmouth University, Cornwall Conference website Keynote Speakers: Professor Tony Walter, Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath Professor Alan Bleakley, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Dr Michele Aaron, Dept. of Film and American Studies, Read the full article…

The Gothic & Medical Humanities (CFP, Special Issue of Gothic Studies)

The Gothic and Medical Humanities Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gothic Studies  Proposals are invited for a special issue of Gothic Studies exploring intersections between the Gothic and medical humanities. Gothic studies has long grappled with suffering bodies, and the fragility of human flesh in the grip of medical and legal discourse continues to be manifest Read the full article…

Illness, Narrative and Phenomenology (CfP & Workshop Announcement, University of Bristol, 9 July 2013)

Illness, Narrative and Phenomenology Tuesday 9 July 2013 Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies Royal Fort House, University of Bristol BS8 1UJ Keynote speaker: Prof Brian Hurwitz (King’s College London) This one-day workshop will inaugurate the Medical Humanities research cluster at the University of Bristol. We welcome papers on any area of illness narrative, phenomenology Read the full article…

Disability and the American Counterculture (Special issue CfP, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies)

Special issue CFP for Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: Disability and the American Counterculture Guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair The American Counterculture has a complex relationship with disability. At its heart is the reinvention of the term freak that serves as an early example of empowering, though not unproblematic, appropriation Read the full article…

Fully Funded medical humanities PhD Studentship in English Studies in conjunction with Hearing the Voice

A fully funded three-year doctoral studentship commencing on 1 May 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter is available to work with Professor Patricia Waugh and Professor Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies) and members of the Hearing the Voice project team. The studentship will provide an annual tax-free stipend at the Research Councils UK Read the full article…

Disability & Visual Culture (CFP, Special Issue, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Special Issue Call for Papers: Disability and Visual Culture Guest Editors: Dr Alice Hall (University of York) and Professor Tobin Siebers (University of Michigan) In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented explosion in visual culture. If we live in the ‘age of the image’, Read the full article…