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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The Challenges of Bilingual Health Humanities in Canada

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey highlights the current lag between the anglophone and francophone health humanities in Canada, and asks how to explain the fact that none of the seventeen existing health humanities teaching programs are French-speaking.

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Mapping the Moving Body: Diasporic and Disciplinary Crossings

In Part 6 of the Moving Bodies takeover, Arya Thampuran explores the role of embodied movement, cultural memory, and mental health through a decolonial prism.

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Performing Dialogues between Sport and Exercise Sciences and Medical Humanities

In Part 5 of the Moving Bodies takeover, Emily Tupper applies the concept of performance to the intersection of sport and exercise sciences and medical humanities

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Dancing Bodies and Medical Narratives

In Part 4 of the Moving Bodies takeover, Megan Girdwood considers how dance has been interpreted in both pathological and therapeutic terms across medical narratives.

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The Book of Illness

Artist-poet Alec Finlay and artist-writer Louise Kenward consider the generative and activist roles of witness and patient-led medicine, in reference to Moving Mountains, Kenward's anthology of poetry, prose, essays and artwork exploring nature through a disabled perspective.

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Through an Open Window: Sport and the Medical Humanities

In Part 3 of the Moving Bodies takeover, Rebecca Olive and Clare Hickman unpack the entangled histories of sports and exercise sciences and the medical humanities

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Performing Sport

In Part 2 of the Moving Bodies takeover, Véronique Chance and Claire Warden explore the border crossing between sport and art practice

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Reframing Menopause beyond Biomedicine 

As part of the Moving Bodies takeover, Cassandra Phoenix and Marjolein de Boer use an interdisciplinary approach to discuss the relationship between bodies, movement and sexuality

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Moving Bodies Across Medical Humanities and Sport and Exercise Sciences

Guest editors Cassandra Phoenix and Rebecca Olive introduce emergent perspectives on bringing medical humanities and sport and exercise sciences into conversation