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…

Malady & Mortality: Illness, Disease & Death in Literary & Visual Culture (CFP, Conference, Cornwall, 19-20 September 2013)

MALADY AND MORTALITY: ILLNESS, DISEASE AND DEATH IN LITERARY AND VISUAL CULTURE Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September 2013 Falmouth University, Cornwall Conference website Keynote Speakers: Professor Tony Walter, Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath Professor Alan Bleakley, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Dr Michele Aaron, Dept. Read more…

The Mutilated Body: Durham University Medieval & Early Modern Student Association Conference (Register now, Durham, 8–9 July 2013)

The Mutilated Body Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Postgraduate Conference 8-9 July 2013 at St John’s College, Durham University MEMSA is proud to announce its seventh annual postgraduate conference, an event designed to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers in interdisciplinary dialogue. This year’s topic is the Mutilated Read more…