Author Archives: Angela Woods

About Angela Woods

Editor-in-Chief, The Polyphony Deputy Director, Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University

Clinical Practice and the Value of Narrative (NHS Workshop, Leeds, April 24 2013)

I am delighted to have been invited by Stuart Murray to co-present at an upcoming workshop on narrative in clinical practice. Places are still available for this CPD-accredited course and bookings can be made here. Clinical Practice and the Value … Continue reading

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On ‘Beckett and Brain Science,’ Breath, Voice and Embodied Learning

It was a great pleasure yesterday to participate in the final Beckett and Brain Science workshop coordinated by Elizabeth Barry and her colleagues at Warwick University. The project, funded through the AHRC Science in Culture stream, is the brainchild of … Continue reading

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Removing shoes, sharing breath: The embodied pedagogy of a philosophy and psychiatry conference

The fifteenth International Philosophy and Psychiatry conference begins formally with a Pöwhiri. For the hundred or so academics and clinicians* gathered at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, this beginning is an invitation to inhabit new physical, cultural … Continue reading

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Review ‘From Melancholia to Prozac: A History of Depression’

Clark Lawlor, From Melancholia to Prozac: A History of Depression (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Review by Angela Woods for the British Society for Literature and Science: What’s in a word? In his celebrated Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, … Continue reading

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Hearing the Voice: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in English, Psychology, Philosophy

The Hearing the Voice project team is looking to appoint three Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Departments of Philosophy, Psychology and English at Durham University to start from 1 October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are looking … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: The Future of Our Fascination

I’m currently finishing a paper in preparation for a seminar at the University of Sydney in early July. The title of the talk is “Schizophrenia: The Future of Our Fascination?” and the invitation to elaborate on some of the ideas … Continue reading

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The Role of Non-medical Professions in the Health Humanities: A Roundtable Discussion (King’s College London, June 12 2012)

I am delighted to have been invited by King’s College to a roundtable discussion on the topic of the role of non-medical professions in the medical and health humanities. This is a topic that has been hotly debated on this … Continue reading

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