‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature’ reviewed by Dr Michelle S. Hite.

Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Columbia University Press, 2017: Twentieth Anniversary Edition). Extraordinary Bodies, the Medical Humanities, and Civic Inclusion   Rosemarie Garland Thomson begins the twentieth anniversary edition of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature with a poignant Preface that Read more…

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…

Call for Review: ‘Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature’ by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

We are looking for a literary specialist to review Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (Rosemarie Garland Thomson, 2016), which explores the social constructions and representations of disability in the United States. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Colombia University Press.  ‘Extraordinary Bodies’ inaugurates a new field Read more…

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman (Seminar series, University of Leeds, October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Launching in Autumn 2016, the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series. The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fields Read more…

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature’ reviewed by Madonna Kalousian

‘The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability of Modern Arabic Literature’ by Abir Hamdar (Syracuse University Press, 2014). From Evelyn Accad’s Sexuality and War (1992) to Nawar Al-Hassan Golley’s highly condensed theoretical elaboration in Arab Women’s Lives Retold (2007), and more recently Mona Eltahawy’s Headscarves and Hymens (2015) to mention only Read more…

‘Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life’ reviewed by Ezelle Sanford III

Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life By Cheryl Mattingly (University of California Press, 2014).   Exploring the ethics of care, Cheryl Mattingly’s Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life demonstrates that moral systems particularly in ordinary clinical settings is never universal. Read more…

Disability and Disciplines (Conference, 1-2 July 2015)

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies 1-2 July, 2015 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Read more…