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 Polyphony is seeking a Reviews Editor to join our dynamic editorial team. Applications close 10 November 2023.

Considering Uncertainty in the History of Psychiatry

Pressing historians to attach weight to expressions of professional uncertainty and critique in twentieth-century psychiatry, Sarah Phelan makes a case for studying overlooked historical figures within psychiatric history.

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Madness, Control and Agency in Video Games

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The Many Lives of Milk at the Wellcome Collection

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Olivia Turner explores the need for ‘ethical curatorial practices’ that ‘inherently question power dynamics’ through George Vasey’s talk, Curating Complexity, and his time as Curator at the Wellcome Collection

Affecting Healing through Exorcism: Cases from Contemporary Japan

Andrea De Antoni explores experiences of spirit possession and healing through exorcism, by focusing on situated affects and interactions.