Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain’ by Christina Crosby.

We are delighted to offer A Body, Undone (Crosby, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at New York University Press.  In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Creative Summit: Translating Chronic Pain (Sat 21 Oct 2017, Lancaster University)

Creative Summit: Writing Pain, Moments and Fragments Lancaster University, Saturday 21 October, 9.20-5.30 This is the first event on the AHRC-funded project Translating Chronic Pain. This Summit brings 25 people together, including academics, pain charities and people living with chronic pain, to explore how short-form creative writing may support people living with Read more…

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Arts in Health

Feel It Festival: Exploring Pain & Breath Through Performance (Public Engagement, University of Bristol, 17-20 November 2016)

From the 17th to 20th of November 2016 the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and the Life of Breath project will bring together researchers, artists and members of the public to debate and explore University of Bristol research on the experience of being human; in particular pain and breathlessness. Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Encountering Pain (Conference, University College London, 1-2 July, 2016)

Pain is notoriously difficult to communicate. Some academics have argued that pain resists description in language while others claim that it can generate language. By bringing into dialogue people who experience, witness, and treat pain, this conference seeks to explore alternative means of communicating, sharing and assessing suffering. How do Read more…

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Opportunities

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in French and the Medical Humanities at Nottingham Trent University

PhD Studentship in French Literature/Culture (including cinema) with a focus on the Medical Humanities. Proposals investigating the following areas within this field are particularly welcome: representations of illness; disease; pain; trauma; disability; old age; mourning; care/caring/carer. A background in literary/critical theory is helpful. Specific qualifications include a 2:1 in French Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Pain: An Interdisciplinary Conference (University at Bufffalo, SUNY, Oct. 8-10, 2015)

Pain has always constituted a central human experience. Yet recently the stakes involved in discussions of pain have become particularly high. We can see this in recent debates about torture, war, and the death penalty; discussions of the politics of representing, historicizing, and describing pain; changes in medical and alternative Read more…

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Workshops

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities