‘Human Acts’ reviewed by Dr Katrina Hinson

‘Human Acts’ by Han Kang (Portobello Books, 2016). Han Kang’s second novel, Human Acts, describes horrific acts of violence done to the body, mind, and spirit and the resulting tension between remembering and forgetting. Kang makes visible the indelible scars of violence left on the soul and the body just as much as she highlights Read the full article…

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ reviewed by Professor Karol Kovalovich Weaver

‘A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo’ by Nancy Rose Hunt (Duke University Press, 2016). Nancy Rose Hunt’s A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo looks at the history of security, biopolitics, and therapeutic insurgency in twentieth-century Belgian Congo, a colony epitomised by the book’s title, ‘a nervous state’. She incorporates Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Living and Dying in the Contemporary World’ edited by Veena Das and Clara Han

We are pleased to offer for review the edited collection ‘Living and Dying in the Contemporary World‘ by Veena Das and Clara Han (UCPress 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the Read the full article…

The Child in the World (Conference, London, 9 November 2013)

The Child in the World One Day Conference Saturday 9 November 2013, 10:00 – 17:00 A one-day international conference organised as part of an AHRC-funded collaborative project between Queen Mary, University of London and the V&A Museum of Childhood. This conference will explore the ways in which children imagine, understand and engage with the wider Read the full article…

‘On Violence’: Re-thinking Humanities and Social Sciences (CfP, 4th International Conference, Croatia, September 5-7 2013)

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013. Since 2010 the conference offers an invaluable opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and debate on current topics in humanities and social sciences. This year’s conference focuses on the ways in which violence is conceived Read the full article…