Workshops

Augmented Selves: Disability, Care and the Posthuman (Workshop, Leeds, 13 June 2017)

An afternoon workshop Tuesday June 13th, 12-5pm, Alumni Room, School of English, University of Leeds Join the Augmenting the Body project team for our final event of the 2016-2017 academic year: a half-day workshop featuring papers on microchimerism and temporality, transplantation and disability, psychostimulants and work. Programme: 12 noon-1pm: Lunch 1-2pm: Read more…

Book Review

‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ reviewed by Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016). Emilia Sanabria’s Plastic Bodies is a captivating book and a much needed study on perceptions on menstruation and associated biomedical practices. In particular, it provides a different approach from the traditional Anglo or Anglo-American Read more…

Book Review

‘Rethinking the Monstrous: Transgression, Vulnerability, and Difference in British Fiction since 1967’ reviewed by Dr Bonnie Millar

‘Rethinking the Monstrous: Transgression, Vulnerability, and Difference in British Fiction since 1967’ by Jim Byatt (Lexington Books, 2015). Significantly, this book probes the medicalisation of different bodies, with its concomitant management of impairments and medical conditions. The book explores the treatment of the non-normative. The interactions of carers and healthcare Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury, 2015).  Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Data. Suddenly it is everywhere, and more and more of it is about us. The computing revolution has transformed our understanding Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

‘The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies’ (Symposium, University of Warwick, 21 March 2016)

This symposium brings together curators, art and medical historians, and medical humanities scholars to examine the ethics and challenges of displaying difficult, sensitive and vulnerable material, especially the bodies of patients. In doing so it seeks to create an open and earnest discussion about ‘appropriate’ exhibition practices, curatorial choices, and Read more…

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