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…

‘Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society’ (CfP, University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2016)

This Wellcome-funded interdisciplinary conference aims to support and foster collaborative work in relation to media and questions of care and well-being, focusing on care and care giving as critical concepts. Bringing together scholars from film and television studies, medical humanities, disability studies, and philosophy, we will debate how understandings of medical and social care are Read the full article…

Medical Humanities at Umeå University, Sweden – a Special Issue of Kulturella Perspektiv (Cultural Perspectives)

Britta Lundgren is professor of Ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. She is currently working with the project “Epidemics, Vaccination, and the Power of Narratives”, financed by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. She is also the coordinator of The Medical Humanities Network, which assembles around 30 Read the full article…

Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection – reviewed by Grace Lucas

‘Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection: Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss, and Beauty in Popular Culture’ by Deborah Harris-Moore (Ashgate, 2014). Deborah Harris-Moore’s Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection is a book about bodies: what defines the parameters of normality for those bodies, who determines what makes a body beautiful or healthy, and how Read the full article…

Voicewalks: A Collaboration between Hearing the Voice and Stepaway Magazine (Call for creative submissions, 1 August 2013)

How do we experience the voices in our minds? How do voices help or hinder our navigation of familiar and unfamiliar spaces, when wandering alone or when moving through a crowd? Where do ‘hallucinated’ voices come from and how are they linked to specific places? How does it feel to ‘see and be seen’ when Read the full article…

Media Ethics & Emotional Wellbeing (Symposium, London, 10 November 2012)

MEDIA ETHICS AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING One day Symposium: 10 November 2012 9.30am – 4.30pm At the Anna Freud Centre, London NW3. Organised in conjunction with Media and the Inner World, Love Productions and Blink Films, a symposium on the theme of ‘Media Ethics and Emotional Wellbeing’. Given the fact that the media are now so closely Read the full article…