Keystone Mutualists: German Studies X Medical Humanities – A Drama in Three Acts (Part II)

An artistic intervention, precarious and provocative, in the multilingual medical humanities, which makes a case for how German studies and medical humanities keep each other alive by acting it out.

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Unruly Affect: Disciplinary Technologies of the Self in Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Lynsay Hodges explores how a current intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) seeks to regulate what they term, the 'unruly affect'.

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Narrating Anxiety through Lovecraftian Horror

Büke Sağlam takes us through the weird and wonderful world of Lovecraft's writings, exploring the link between his work, his anxieties, and posthumanist thinking.

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Keystone Mutualists: German Studies X Medical Humanities – A Drama in Three Acts (Part I)

An artistic intervention, precarious and provocative, in the multilingual medical humanities, which makes a case for how German studies and medical humanities keep each other alive by acting it out.

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