‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ reviewed by Dr Emily Cock

‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) In The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body, Luna Dolezal provides a clearly-written discussion of the key philosophical approaches to shame arising from the body. Dolezal considers body Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature‘ (Syracuse University Press, 2014) by Durham University’s very own Dr Abir Hamdar. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘Although there is a history of rich, complex, and variegated Read more…

Fabricating the Body: Effects of Obligation and Exchange in Contemporary Discourse – reviewed by Fiona Pettit

‘Fabricating the Body: Effects of Obligation and Exchange in Contemporary Discourse’ by Sarah Himsel Burcon (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) In Fabricating the Body, Sarah Himsel Burcon brings together nine essays exploring identity and the body in literary and popular culture contexts. With an aim to ‘prompt and continue conversations surrounding the Read more…

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human (Conference, Dublin, 19-20 June 2014)

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human 19-20 June, 2014 Trinity College, Dublin This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy, Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to this engagement is a phenomenological focus Read more…

The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity – reviewed by Dr Katherine Harvey

‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello (Columbia University Press, 2013). Dr Katherine Harvey is an Associate Lecturer in Medieval History at Birkbeck, University of London, and in receipt of a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Society for Renaissance Studies. She is currently researching the interactions between bishops, Read more…