‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ reviewed by Dr Marion Lynch

A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘A Body of Work,’ Dr Marion Lynch offers her perspective as a Deputy Medical Director at NHS England. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Ashleigh Blackwood here.  A Body of Work Read the full article…

‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ reviewed by Ashleigh Blackwood

A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘A Body of Work,’ Dr Ashleigh Blackwood offers her perspective as a post-doctoral researcher. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Marion Lynch here.  On Thomas De Quincey’s (1821) ‘Confessions of Read the full article…

PASSAGE: a contemporary music album and poetry collection on life after birth

Founders/Lead Artists/Curators of  Project AfterBirth write: This week marks the release of PASSAGE; a ground-breaking new contemporary music album by British artist and curator duo Mila Oshin and Kris Jager (aka Drunk With Joy) about their two extremely opposed experiences of birth and new parenthood, the first of which left Oshin with permanent physical trauma. PASSAGE Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine‘ edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) for review. We have two review copies available, specifically for a clinician and an academic.  Body of Work includes poems by writers from the dawn of Enlightenment to the 21st Century and explores Read the full article…

‘Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee’ reviewed by Dr Dorothy Woodman

‘Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee’ by Hatim Kanaaneh (Just World Books, 2015) As Susan Sontag has argued convincingly, illness is a medical condition, cultural production, and literary trope. In Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee, ‘Israeli-Arab’ Hatim Kanaaneh uses his medical and literary skills to explore these expressions Read the full article…

‘Alternative Medicine’ reviewed by Jason Johnson Peretz

‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2013) Rafael Campo’s sixth poetry anthology, Alternative Medicine, is not about alternative medicine in the sense of ‘traditional medicines’; rather the Alternative Medicine to which the title alludes is expressed towards the end of the poem ‘Reforming Health Care’ (p. 62): I grasp at last what I’m still Read the full article…

‘The Naming of Cancer’ reviewed by Emily Underwood-Lee

‘The Naming of Cancer’ by Tracey S. Rosenberg (Neon Books, 2014) Arthur Frank describes ‘illness as a call for stories’ (Frank 1995: 53) and since my diagnosis with breast cancer in 2007 I have sought out tales that chime with my own experience.  Frank claims that, in order to understand our identities as people who Read the full article…

Self-portrait without Breasts (Poetry reading, King’s College London, 24 Feb 2015)

Self-portrait without Breasts 18.30 Tuesday 24 February 2015 Nash Theatre King’s College London, Strand Campus WC2R 2LS Clare Best presents poems from her autobiographical poem cycle Self-portrait without Breasts alongside photographs by Laura Stevens. Free event, but booking required: http://selfportrait.eventbrite.co.uk For more about the project please visit the web site.

Reviewer needed: ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo

A reviewer is needed for a unique and beautifully crafted book entitled ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book will be especially well suited to those with an interest in poetry and literature. ‘In his sixth collection of poetry, the Read the full article…

First Hub Residency at Wellcome Collection to be led by CMH staff member Felicity Callard with CMH Affiliate Charles Fernyhough in Core Team

The Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) is delighted to announce that first two-year £1m residency of The Hub at Wellcome Collection will be led by Dr Felicity Callard (Senior Lecturer in CMH and the Department of Geography), with Prof Charles Fernyhough (CMH Affiliate) as one of the core team (along with Claudia Hammond, Dr Daniel Read the full article…