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…

Andy Burnham Headlines Shared Reading for The Reader Organisation’s Health Communities Conference 16 May 2013

Lizzie Cain, Communications Assistant for The Reader Organisation, writes: Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Health Secretary, will be discussing ‘The Books that Built Me’ at The Reader Organisation’s fourth annual national conference, Shared Reading for Healthy Communities, taking place at the British Library on Thursday 16th May. A supporter of the organisation’s activities, Andy says: “I Read the full article…