Author Archives: William Viney

Jonathan M. Metzl – ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’ (Lecture, Durham University, 4th April 2014)

Professor Jonathan M. Metzl, Director of the Centre for Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University – ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’ A public lecture presented by the Centre for Medical Humanities to be held at … Continue reading

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Applications Open for Postdoctoral Research Positions in Literature and Science at Oxford

Originally posted on Literature and Science, Oxford:
Following the award of a major AHRC Science in Culture Research Grant, Oxford’s Faculty of English Language and Literature invites applications for the post of Research Assistant on the project ‘Constructing Scientific Communities:…

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Annual Association for Medical Humanities Conference, University of Aberdeen 8th – 10th July 2013 – Review

If medical humanities is going to live up to the many hopes that are pinned to its name – such as improving clinical practice, understanding and better representing the experience of patients, holding the biomedical sciences to account, and widening the … Continue reading

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Symposium – Making a Scene: Networks of Intimacy, London, 19th July 2013

I’ll be speaking at this afternoon-long symposium at The Institute of Psychoanalysis about why twins are often taken to represent particularly intimate relationships. We see this in classical myth, in the figures of the Dioscuri or ‘Heavenly Twins’, in studies … Continue reading

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New Book Available for Review: ‘The Therapy Industry: The Irresistible Rise of the Talking Cure, and Why it Doesn’t Work’, by Paul Maloney

We have a review copy available of Paul Moloney’s The Therapy Industry. The publisher describes the book in the following way: Across the world anxiety, stress and depression are on the increase, a trend which looks set to continue as … Continue reading

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Review – Desert Runners (2013)

Some materialists are fond of pointing out that we are things among countless other human and non-human things. Composed of all that cellular stuff, we are never quite ourselves, never exactly contemporary with every aspect of what we might call … Continue reading

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Christine Borland and Brody Condon: Daughters of Decayed Tradesmen (Artist Commission, 1 August – 1 September 2013)

Mon–Sun, 10am–6pm
 Edinburgh Festival
 Installed inside the Watchtower,
 New Calton Burial Ground,
 off Regent Road EH7 5BL

 Borland and Condon’s new work stems directly from conversation and collaboration. While their individual practices are quite distinct – Borland rooted more in … Continue reading

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