Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘A Body,Undone: Living On After Great Pain' by Christina Crosby.

We are delighted to offer A Body,Undone (Crosby,2016) for review.Expressions of interest are welcome from across the 徳赢电子竞技medical humanities. Further informvwin刀塔ation about the themes under study can be found at New York University Press.  In the early evening on October 1,2003,Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycleRead more…

Book Review

‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature' reviewed by Dr Michelle S.Hite.

Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Columbia University Press,2017: Twentieth Anniversary Edition).Extraordinary Bodies,the 徳赢电子竞技Medical Humanities,and Civic Inclusion   Rosemarie Garland Thomson begins the twentieth anniversary edition of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature with a poignant Preface thatRead more…

Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature' by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

We are looking for a literary specialist to review Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Rosemarie Garland Thomson,2016), which explores the social constructions and representations of disability in the United States.Further information vwin刀塔about the themes under study can be found at Colombia University Press.  ‘Extraordinary Bodies' inaugurates a new fieldRead more…

Seminars and Lectures

Augmenting the Body: Disability,Bodily Extensions,and the Posthuman (Seminar series,University of Leeds,October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary 徳赢电子竞技medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds,exploring questions of disability,bodily extensions,care and the posthuman.Launching in Autumn 2016,the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series.The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fieldsRead more…

Arts in Health

Disability,Arts and Health Conference (CfP,Bergen,Norway,1-2 September 2016)

This conference aims to reflect critically on how disability is represented and theorised in contemporary society,both in an academic context and outside the academy,including by clinical practitioners,community activists,mainstream media and creative arts practitioners.Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Robert McRuer (The George Washington University,US)  Sita Popat (UniversityRead more…

Book Review

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature' reviewed by Madonna Kalousian

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature' by Abir Hamdar (Syracuse University Press,2014).From Evelyn Accad's Sexuality and War (1992) to Nawar Al-Hassan Golley's highly condensed theoretical elaboration in Arab Women's Lives Retold (2007),and more recently Mona Eltahawy's Headscarves and Hymens (2015) to mention onlyRead more…

Opportunities

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in French and the 徳赢电子竞技Medical Humanities at Nottingham Trent University

PhD Studentship in French Literature/Culture (including cinema) with a focus on the 徳赢电子竞技Medical Humanities.Proposals investigating the following areas within this field are particularly welcome: representations of illness;disease;pain;trauma;disability;old age;mourning;care/caring/carer.A background in literary/critical theory is helpful.Specific qualifications include a 2:1 in FrenchRead more…

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