Call for Reviews

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…

Call for Papers

Re-engaging Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain A Thirtieth Anniversary Retrospective (CfP, University of Brighton, 10th-11th Dec 2015)

10th-11th December 2015 Grand Parade University of Brighton, UK Understanding Conflict Research Cluster Critical Studies Research Group Keynotes: Prof Elaine Scarry and Prof Joanna Bourke The year 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain. In this seminal text, Scarry offers a radical and original thesis Read more…

Call for Papers

‘Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor’ – Next Meeting of Durham’s Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Network (CfP Seminar, Durham, 27th November, 2 – 3.30pm)

Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor Thursday 27th November 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University The first meeting of the CMH/Wolfson Postgraduate and Early Career Medical Humanities Network for the 2014/2015 academic year is coming up. Our new network convener is Dr. Luna Read more…

Book Review

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…

Conferences and Symposiums

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…

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