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Book Review: Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative about HIV, edited by Angie Spoto (Scotland: Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2018). (96 pp). £10.99. ISBN: 987-1-910416-10-5

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Book: Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative about HIV, edited by Angie Spoto (Scotland: Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2018). (96 pp). £10.99. ISBN: 987-1-910416-10-5 Reviewer: Beverley Pollitt, Liverpool Hope University Stigma. A highly prevalent concept many of us are familiar with and one which is indisputably associated with HIV. Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative about HIV is constructed as… Continue reading

Book Review: Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

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Book: Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Reviewer: Karoliina Ollikainen, University of Glasgow Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott, is part of the Palgrave Studies in… Continue reading

Call for Writers: Synapsis Journal of Health Humanities

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Deadline: September 1st 2018 The journal editors are pleased to invite new writers to contribute to Synapsis: A Journal of Health Humanities (www.medicalhealthhumanities.com). Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a… Continue reading

Workshop: ‘Connecting or Excluding? New Technologies & Connected Communities’, Glasgow

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Date: 2-8pm, Wednesday 26th September Location: The Lighthouse (Conference Suite), 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU www.thelighthouse.co.uk Date: 9.30am-6pm, Thursday 27th September Location: St Luke’s (Main Hall), 17 Bain Street, Glasgow, G40 2JZ www.stlukesglasgow.com This free event will explore how digital technologies and infrastructure help enable innovative co-creation and co-research with communities and can build… Continue reading

Call for Book Proposals: New Series “Language, Discourse and Mental Health” (University of Exeter Press)

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The editors are very pleased to announce the new book series “Language, Discourse and Mental Health” published with the University of Exeter Press. This book series is a unique resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective. Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis, the empirical and… Continue reading

Book Review: Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture, edited by Carol-Ann Farkas (London and New York: Routledge, 2018).

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  Book: Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture, edited by Carol-Ann Farkas (London and New York: Routledge, 2018).  Reviewer: Dr Cris Sarg, University of Glasgow Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture (2018) is an edited collection by Carol-Ann Farkas. As is evident from the title this book examines the perceptions/interpretations of the… Continue reading

Write the Future! Competition Winner

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As part of the Being Human Festival 2017 Dr Hannah Tweed and Dr Anna McFarlane held a creative writing workshop, ‘Write the Future!’, to encourage young writers to think about science fiction, medicine, and disability. Those who participated were invited to submit their stories in a writing competition, and it gives us great pleasure to share the… Continue reading

CFP: Palgrave Communications, ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’

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Deadline for abstracts: 20th Dec 2017 Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Anti-biosis? – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Microbe-Human Relations’ will be edited by Professor Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter, UK), Professor Clare Chandler (London School of Hygiene &… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of RDS, ‘Disability and Shame’

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The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) seeks proposals for a special forum “Disability and Shame.” The deadline for submission of papers is 1st January 2018. Special Issue | Volume 14 Issue 4, RDS: Disability and Shame. Shame and shaming take varied and quite diversely motivated forms. Shame exists as both a cultural and psychological construct, stimuli… Continue reading

CFP: Palgrave Communications, ‘Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present’

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Palgrave Communications – the multidisciplinary, open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan – is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a new research article collection. ‘Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health: Past and Present’ will be edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde, UK). This article collection will examine how… Continue reading