Literary perspectives

Literary perspectives

The Physiology of Literature: Peter Goldsworthy, Australia

The Power of Poetry: From Petrarch to the Present: Anne Hudson Jones, Texas, USA

Wordpharmacy: Jens Lohfert Jørgensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Poetry arising from life under threat: C. K. Stead, New Zealand 

Jiři Wolker: poetry and pathology: Susan Reynolds, British Library, London, UK

A. D. Hope’s anatomy lesson: Michael Hulse, University of Warwick, UK 

William Carlos Williams: GP and poet: Christina Britzolakis, University of Warwick, UK  

The Romantic ego in medical poetry: Michael Hulse, University of Warwick, UK

Surgical metaphor in the poetry of Sylvia Plath: David Francis, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 

The rest of me here on the bed: landscapes of pain in Dorothy Molloy’s cancer poetry: Luz Mar González-Arias, University of Oviedo, Spain

‘On Ground curiously neutral’. Community, Critique and the NHS in Philip Larkin’s The Building: Natalie Jones, University of Warwick, UK

Pure poetry, 19th century notions of hygiene, Charles Baudelaire, and Stéphane Mallarmé: Jens Lohfert Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Venus heart: La Specola’s waxworks in verse: Kelley K Swain, Imperial College London, UK.

The death of Hamlet’s father: John Riddington Young, Bideford, UK

Hospital geography: incarnations of the poet-patient: Can Sönmez, University of Warwick, UK

Metaphors of movement: poetry and mental health: Alan Beattie, Lancaster, UK

The Elves and the Poem-maker: Stephen Wilson, Oxford, UK

Contemporary English-language poetry on illness: ‘My main job is to translate / pain into tales they can tolerate // in another language’: Jane Dowson, de Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Surgical metaphor in the poetry of Sylvia Plath: David Francis, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Dissident forms: anorexia nervosa as a site of resistance in recent poetry from Ireland: Luz Mar González-Arias, University of Oviedo, Spain 

Acts of naming disabilities in contemporary poetry: Eleanor Ward, University of Manchester, UK

Wordpharmacy: Jens Lohfert Jørgensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Metastatic Metaphors: Poetry, Cancer Imagery, and the Imagined Self: Lois Leveen, USA 

The Healing Power of Words: Community and Communitas in Women’s poetry about HIV/AIDS from Southern Africa: Sorcha Gunne, University of Warwick, UK

The Poet as Witness: Poetry as Mythic Construction: Sheri Reda, USA 

Murmur, Beat, Silence: Toward a Cardiography of Poems: Catherine Belling, USA 

The Physiology of Poetry: Eric Elshtain, USA 

Phenomenological Poetry: Navigating the Frontier of Performance, Lived Experience  and Therapy in Jess Thom’s Production of Beckett’s “Not I”: Emily Chester, UK 

Phineas Fletcher and the Purple Island: John Riddington Young, Bideford, UK

Issues in identifying and assessing a corpus of medical poetry: Michael Hulse, University of Warwick, UK

Literary perspectives on medicine and healing: Fran Bigman, USA; Anne Hudson Jones, Texas, USA, Michael Hulse, UK and Rafael Campo, Harvard Medical School, USA

The Brain as a Metaphor Making Machine: Michael Salcman, USA

Blood Debts: The Uneasy Combination of Hepatitis C and Poetry: Luz Mar Gonzales-Arias, Oviedo, Spain

These Palimpsests of Time: Poetry, Psychoanalysis and Ageing: Elizabeth Barry, University of Warwick, UK 

The purposes served by “medical” poetry




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