Call for Papers

Twenty-five years of Madness and Modernism (Call for Papers, Symposium, Durham University, 11 May 2018)

Twenty-five years of Madness and Modernism Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a Read more…

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Book Review

‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ reviewed by Emma Seaber.

‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ edited by Jean Peter Garratt (Palgrave, 2016). The Cognitive Humanities is an edited collection of eleven essays from across the humanities, including literary studies, linguistics, theatre and performance studies, philosophy and history. Whilst the volume is not presented as a primer Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Phenomenology of Illness (Havi Carel, 2016) for review, which positions illness as a philosophical tool. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Oxford University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Can We Learn from Suffering? (Public lecture, London School of Economics, 24 October 2016)

The ‘most depressing lesson’ of suffering, Slavoj Žižek writes, is that ‘there is nothing to be learned from it’. Is Žižek’s bleak view convincing, or is there evidence to suggest that suffering can educate or even improve us? If so, do some types of physical or mental suffering have more value than others? Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough

Fresh off the press is ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves‘ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). We have two review copies available for contrasting perspectives, specifically for a voice hearer and either an academic or mental health professional.  We all hear voices. Ordinary Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine’ edited by Corrine Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture Medicine‘ edited by Professors Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller of the Centre for Medical Humanities (Palgrave, 2015).  The Recovery of Beauty comprises fourteen essays exploring what constitutes beauty across time in Western thought and art, Read more…

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Opportunities

PhD Positions (5) – Department of Philosophy (CfA, Uppsala University, 8 April 2016)

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. The Department of Philosophy is internationally renowned, and with great diversity within philosophy. The following positions are currently open in the Department of Philosophy: PhD position in Aesthetics PhD position in Philosophy with specialisation in Read more…

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