Tag Archives: Madness and psychopathology

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow: T. Ferguson Rodger: ‘social psychiatry’, ‘mad dreaming’, and ‘rethinking mental health’

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow: T. Ferguson Rodger: ‘social psychiatry’, ‘mad dreaming’, and ‘rethinking mental health’ Professor of Psychological Medicine at Glasgow University (1948-1973) and consultant psychiatrist at Glasgow hospitals, Thomas Ferguson Rodger (1907-1978) straddled a … Continue reading

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Healing Words: A Meditation on Poetry and Recovery from Mental Illness

This is a brief extract from an essay by Sandy Jeffs and Susan Pepper entitled “Healing Words: A Meditation on Poetry and Recovery from Mental Illness” published in The Arts in Psychotherapy (2005). Sandy Jeffs is an Australian poet and … Continue reading

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The Madwoman in This Poem (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The Madwoman in This Poem After Bronwen Wallace The Madwoman in this poem Lives on the twenty-second floor Of a block of flats Her husband and children gone Each day she waits for a letter That never comes Her wrists … Continue reading

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Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy? Podcasts Now Available

Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy? Podcasts now available A workshop held on Thursday March 21st, 2013 at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc) 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG as Part of Royal Holloway’s Trauma, Fiction, History Series, jointly sponsored … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Dependency (CfP, Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, 18 May 2013)

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2013 The RSE/Scottish Government-funded MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The network’s website is available here. The second symposium of the MHRNS will … Continue reading

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Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy? (Workshop, Royal Holloway, London, 21 March 2013)

Disability and Culture: Whose Tragedy? Thursday March 21st, 2013 Centre for Creative Collaboration (c4cc) 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG Part of Royal Holloway’s Trauma, Fiction, History Series, jointly sponsored by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and … Continue reading

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Listen Here: exploring the arts and health issues raised by Alice in Bed (Workshop: Newcastle, 28 February 2013)

LISTEN HERE is a day of talks and workshops exploring the arts and health issues raised by Tender Buttons’ Alice in Bed. Tender Buttons’ site specific production of Susan Sontag’s play Alice in Bed will take place at The Stephenson … Continue reading

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