Fiction as Therapy: Towards a Neo-Phenomenological Theory of the Novel

Re-blogged from Research English at Durham:In the first lecture of a new British Academy series on The Novel in English, Professor Patricia Waugh reflects upon the recent rise of institutions such as the Reader Organisation, which encourages shared reading in therapeutic contexts such as hospitals and prisons. Taking this observation as a starting point, Waugh suggests that in recent years the Read the full article…

Pat Waugh on Jim Crace, Being Dead, and the Yale Windham Campbell Lifetime Literary Award

The British novelist Jim Crace wins prestigious Yale Windham Campbell lifetime literary award. Patricia Waugh, Professor in the Department of English Studies and affiliate of the Centre for Medical Humanities, writes: I was delighted by Yale University’s announcement last week that Jim Crace has been awarded the prestigious Windham Campbell Award for lifetime achievement in Read the full article…