Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Three

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues his earlier posts: For me, this idea of a space between ‘anxiety and boredom’ is deeply interesting and to round off my seminar, I wanted to take this … Continue reading

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Mikhail Epstein Public Lecture – On the Future of the Humanities

On the Future of the Humanities Professor Mikhail Epstein (Emory University) Wednesday 2 March, 5.30pm – 6.30pm The Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College The reaction I often hear on the title of my work in progress is surprise: “Do you … Continue reading

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A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Two

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues: The pathologisation of unhappiness as disease has in turn spawned a counter-culture committed to the pursuit of self-improvement and happiness, which might just result in a generation of … Continue reading

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Religious Melancholy – An Interdisciplinary Conference, 19-20 May 2011, King’s College

Religious Melancholy. An Interdisciplinary Conference 19-20 May 2011 King’s College London “Sickness and sorrows come and go, but a superstitious soul hath no rest” – Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy To date there has been no opportunity for scholars … Continue reading

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A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part One

The first of a series of three posts by Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, based on his February 16 Seminar. Presenting my ideas to colleagues at Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities was always going … Continue reading

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Medical Humanities as disruptive teenager – a response to Brody

In his recent article, Professor Brody eloquently outlines the story of the three ‘personalities’ of medical humanities: that of disciplinary list, programme of moral development and critical friend.  I think our field inhabits all of these personalities depending on where … Continue reading

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Defining the Medical Humanities – Howard Brody in Vol 32.1 of the Journal of Medical Humanities

An extended version of the lecture given by Howard Brody to mark the launch of the King’s College Centre for the Humanities and Health has just been published in the Journal of Medical Humanities. The abstract for Defining the Medical … Continue reading

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