‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ reviewed by Emma Seaber.

‘The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture’ edited by Jean Peter Garratt (Palgrave, 2016). The Cognitive Humanities is an edited collection of eleven essays from across the humanities, including literary studies, linguistics, theatre and performance studies, philosophy and history. Whilst the volume is not presented as a primer Read more…

Call for Review: ‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Phenomenology of Illness (Havi Carel, 2016) for review, which positions illness as a philosophical tool. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Oxford University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough

Fresh off the press is ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves‘ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). We have two review copies available for contrasting perspectives, specifically for a voice hearer and either an academic or mental health professional.  We all hear voices. Ordinary Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine’ edited by Corrine Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture Medicine‘ edited by Professors Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton, and David Fuller of the Centre for Medical Humanities (Palgrave, 2015).  The Recovery of Beauty comprises fourteen essays exploring what constitutes beauty across time in Western thought and art, Read more…

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ edited by Robert Rosenberger & Peter-Paul Verbeek (Lexington Books, 2015). Postphenomenology is a philosophical approach, consisting of a set of ‘tools’ and theories for thinking about human-technology relations. It represents an intermeshing of phenomenology and American pragmatism. First developed by philosopher Don Ihde, it is now a well-established Read more…

The Evidence of Plasticity: A Workshop with Catherine Malabou (Durham University, January 26-27, 2016)

January 26th: The Evidence of Plasticity: A Workshop with Catherine Malabou Sponsored by Digital Studies, CHI and the IAS. Download Poster 14.00-16.30 – papers, plus responses from Catherine Malabou: Ian James (Cambridge), ‘The Place of the Void’ Sofia Ropek-Hewson (Cambridge), ‘Brains, Pills and Dildos: Activating Neuroplasticity through Pharmacology and Prosthetics’ Read more…