The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature by Abir Hamdar

A new book by Abir Hamdar (ISBN: 978-0-8156-3365-5, Publisher: Syracuse University Press) Although there is a history of rich, complex, and variegated representations of female illness in Western literature over the last two centuries, the sick female body has traditionally remained outside the Arab literary imagination. Hamdar takes on this Read more…

Medical Humanities at Umeå University, Sweden – a Special Issue of Kulturella Perspektiv (Cultural Perspectives)

Britta Lundgren is professor of Ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. She is currently working with the project “Epidemics, Vaccination, and the Power of Narratives”, financed by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. She is also the coordinator of The Medical Humanities Read more…

An Invitation to the Launch of Working Knowledge, Wellcome Trust, London, 19 February 2015, 4.30pm

Interdisciplinary research: intermittently theorised, increasingly funded and frequently valorised. But how is it actually done? Hearing the Voice and the Wellcome Trust invite you to the launch of a new collection of accessible and user-friendly resources dedicated to the practical ins and outs of interdisciplinary research. Thursday 19th February 2015 Read more…

Announcing ‘The Journal of Narrative Visions’ – An Electronic Journal of Narrative Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Vision Care

‘The Journal of Narrative Visions’ An Electronic Journal of Narrative Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Vision Care Call for Submissions The Journal of Narrative Visions (JNV) is a newly established online journal that accepts narrative medicine and creative pieces related to ophthalmology, optometry, and vision care. About the Journal The mission of Read more…