Illness, Narrative and Phenomenology (CfP & Workshop Announcement, University of Bristol, 9 July 2013)

Illness, Narrative and Phenomenology Tuesday 9 July 2013 Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies Royal Fort House, University of Bristol BS8 1UJ Keynote speaker: Prof Brian Hurwitz (King’s College London) This one-day workshop will inaugurate the Medical Humanities research cluster at the University of Bristol. We welcome papers on any Read more…

Making a Scene: Networks of Intimacy (CFP, Symposium, London 19 July 2013)

Making a Scene: Networks of Intimacy A half-day afternoon symposium to meet, discuss your own research and make connections with others interested in intimacy, its practices, representation and theorisation. This event aims to be cross-disciplinary, informal, and centred around the potential to foster collaborations and knowledge-sharing across different fields, disciplines and Read more…

‘What does sociology need to contribute towards or against the wellbeing agenda?’: Sociology of Mental Health Study Group symposium (London, 10 June 2013)

  British Sociological Association Sociology of Mental Health Study Group symposium What does sociology need to contribute towards or against the wellbeing agenda? Monday, 10th June 2013, 11.30-4.30 pm BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London  The purpose of this afternoon symposium is to provide a space for critical sociological discussion of Read more…

Narrative Medicine, Illness & Caregiving / Reading from Woolf’s “On Being Ill” (Talk, New York, 23 April 2013)

Please join Carol Gilligan, Jane Marcus, and Rita Charon as they discuss Virginia Woolf, Julia Stephen, Narrative Medicine, illness, and care giving, and read from Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill with Notes from Sick Rooms by Julia Stephen,  Virginia Woolf’s mother. Introduction by Jan Freeman, Director of Paris Press and Read more…

‘Performing Illness and Queerness in a Bad Economy: A Writer’s Voice’ Izabela Filipiak (Lecture, University of Glasgow, 20 March 2013)

‘Performing Illness and Queerness in a Bad Economy: A Writer’s Voice’ Excerpts from the forthcoming work: The Diary of Progressive Impairment Izabela Filipiak Izabela Filipiak is an author of several books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction; a former ISEES Visiting Scholar; a Kosciuszko Foundation and Iowa International Writers’ Workshop Fellow Read more…

Well-Being and Chronic Illness (CfP, ‘New Thinking on Living with Dying’ ARHC Network Event, 10 June, Liverpool)

Well-Being and Chronic Illness 2nd public research workshop for the AHRC network ‘New Thinking on Living with Dying’ 10th June 2013 Foresight Centre: Liverpool Confirmed participants include: Arthur Frank (Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary), Claire Colebrook (Professor Of English, Pennsylvania State University) and performance artist Liz Bentley. We invite Read more…

“It’s a Pain Series”: “Every Move you Make” – The Normal Psychology of Chronic Pain” (Lecture, Stockton, 6 December 2012)

“It’s a Pain Series” 6th December 2012, Stockton Arts Centre, 7.00-8.15pm Free entry and no booking required ‘EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE’- THE NORMAL PSYCHOLOGY OF CHRONIC PAIN Professor Stephen Morley, University of Leeds What’s this lecture about? What has psychology got to do with pain?  I suspect that psychology is associated Read more…