Embodying Suicidal Emotions in England, 1700-1860

The ‘drooping of despondency’, Ella Sbaraini analyses a variety of source material to explore how the embodied nature of suicidal feelings in the past

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The Perils and Possibilities of Retrospective Diagnosis

Anna Jamieson explores researchers' urge to retrospectively diagnose historical and literary figures, outlining the dangers and possibilities of such diagnostic endeavours. 

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“Nostalgia for the Future”: Projecting a Post-Disability Image through Retro-Futuristic Aesthetics in Viktoria Modesta’s “Prototype”

In her paper, presented at the online Cyberpunk Culture 2020 conference (the recording is available here), Julia Gatermann explores the re-signification of disability via cyberpunk aesthetics and posthumanism in Viktoria

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‘Making Bodies Kosher’: Book Review

Michal Raucher reviews Ben Kasstan's Making Bodies Kosher: The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England (Berghahn: 2019). In Making Bodies Kosher, Ben Kasstan explores the ways Orthodox Jews in Manchester,

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