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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

CFP: Medical and Health Humanities (online publication)

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Call from the editors of Medical and Health Humanities:  We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (www.medicalhealthhumanities.com), an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele,… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of Considering Disability Journal, ‘Disability and Love’

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Considering Disability Journal: Disability and Love For this CFP we are looking for submissions that include articles, essays, creative work, that deal with disability and love in all forms. Individuals with disabilities have to navigate their bodies and lives, but once love enters the picture it can be both healing and damaging. Looking at the… Continue reading

CFP: Special Issue of BMJ Medical Humanities, ‘Pain and its Paradoxes’

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The BMJ has issued a call for abstracts for its forthcoming Special Issue of Medical Humanities on “Pain and its Paradoxes”. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1st August 2017. Pain is almost certainly the most common illness experience on the planet. Yet it is frequently treated poorly, and those who experience pain often endure skepticism, doubt,… Continue reading

Call for MH manuscripts for new book series, Peter Lang

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Maria Vaccarella (University of Bristol) and Kimberly R. Myers (Penn State College of Medicine) are pleased to announce a new book series with Peter Lang, ‘Medical Humanities: Criticism and Creativity’. This series showcases innovative research, creativity and pedagogy in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities. Books in the series explore the complexities of human bodies, minds,… Continue reading