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The Cultural History of Exhaustion – Review

This review of the Exhaustion conference appeared on the fantastic Sleep Cultures blog: “On 25 October 2013, the University of Kent hosted a one-day interdisciplinary conference on exhaustion, organized by Anna Katharina Schaffner (Comparative Literature, Kent) and funded by the … Continue reading

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Exhaustion (One day workshop, University of Kent, Friday 25 October 2013)

Exhaustion Friday, 25 October, Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury Funded by the Wellcome Trust Organised by Anna Katharina Schaffner This interdisciplinary conference explores different medical, psychological and socio-political narratives on the origins of and cures for exhaustion. Experts from diverse disciplines (including … Continue reading

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‘Exhaustion’ (CfP – University of Kent, Friday, 25 October 2013)

Subscribers to this site might remember Anna Katharina Schaffner‘s fantastic guest-post  on the cultural history of exhaustion. It turned out to be one of the most frequently read pieces we have published this year. And so it’s great to see … Continue reading

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Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion

Anna Katharina Schaffner writes: In the age of burn-out, in which even the pope – traditionally a beacon of unwavering faith and indefatigable service until death – has cited both physical and spiritual exhaustion as one of his official reasons … Continue reading

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