‘Abnormality Research Network’ Launched

The Durham Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Abnormality Research Network’. The network (stemming from the ‘Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century conference) is a postgraduate-led initiative intended to broaden the impact of postgraduate research across disciplines and institutions, and beyond the academy. The network provides a Read the full article…

Reading & Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine & Culture, 1790-1914 (Workshop, Oxford, 26 March 2015)

Reading and Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine and Culture, 1790-1914 26th March 2015. 10.45-18.00 (registration from 9.45) One-day Interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford In the Nineteenth century, to read a body was to replicate it. From making anatomical drawings to designing prosthetics, Read the full article…

Virginia Woolf and Illness (CfP, Virginia Woolf Miscellany)

CFP Virginia Woolf Miscellany Issue #90, Fall 2016 Special Topic: Woolf and Illness Submissions due: 31 March 2016 Virginia Woolf’s 1926 essay “On Being Ill” questions why illness has failed to feature as a prime theme of literature, alongside love, battle, and jealousy. This issue of VWM seeks contributions on Woolf’s exploration of illness in Read the full article…

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015)

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland Keynote speakers: Maria Nikolajeva, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; Sally Shuttleworth, Professor, Faculty of English Language and Literature and St Anne’s College University of Oxford; Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University. Organizers: Research project “Fragile Subjects: Childhood Read the full article…

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (CfP, Conference, Finland, August 2015)

Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland Keynote speakers: Maria Nikolajeva, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; Sally Shuttleworth, Professor, Faculty of English Language and Literature and St Anne’s College University of Oxford; Valerie Walkerdine, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University Organizers: Research project “Fragile Subjects: Childhood Read the full article…

Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century Reading Group

The reading group on Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century is a collaborative venture between Newcastle University and the Literary and Philosophical Society. The group is open to scholars, students and researchers as well as members of the public with an interest in nineteenth-century science, pseudoscience and literature. For each session we read a combination Read the full article…

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…

Notes from Galveston (week 2) : Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

SEAWEED! The news here calls it a “relentless three-day onslaught of seaweed that piled up on beaches at a rate not seen in years, leaving mounds of Sargassum several feet high in places”. The Galveston Park Board executive director said  “This is probably the worst case of seaweed we’ve seen in at least the last Read the full article…

Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts (3rd IHH Conference, Nottingham University, 5-7 September 2014)

3rd International Health Humanities Network Conference Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts 5th – 7th September 2014, University of Nottingham Following the huge success of the 2010 and 2012 IHHN conferences in Nottingham and New Jersey (USA), Nottingham Health Humanities and the ICSPCRR (International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Read the full article…

Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine: New Book Series Announced

Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine Edited by Sharon Ruston, Alice Jenkins, and Catherine Belling Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine is an exciting new series that focuses on one of the most vibrant and interdisciplinary areas in literary studies: the intersection of literature, science and medicine. Comprised of academic monographs, essay collections, Read the full article…