Book Review

‘The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ reviewed by Julie E Kutac

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing by Martina Zimmerman (Palgrave, 2017). In The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing, Martina Zimmermann undertakes the ambitious task of critically assessing the small canon of book-length illness narratives written by people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  The timeliness of the Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices’ by Nicole Matthews and Naomi Sunderland.

We are delighted to offer Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy by Nicole Matthews and Naomi Sunderland (Routledge, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to Read more…

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Call for Papers

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, Read more…

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Call for Reviews

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 Read more…

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Call for Papers

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 Read more…

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