How do we convey an experience of pain to others? This question – which has long fascinated scholars in the medical humanities – is addressed in a new book, reviewed here by Susanne Main. Communicating Pain
Gillian Shirreffs uses poetry, prose and white space to explore lived experience of a chronic neurological illness. This is part three of an essay published in four parts this week. Click here for part
Gillian Shirreffs reflects on using writing to manage chronic pain – and to renegotiate the objectifying medical gaze. As an erstwhile student of English Language and a former Secondary School English teacher, the relationship
Chronic pain is in a state of representational crisis. That was how Sara Wasson opened the symposium, ‘Representing Pain: Narrative & Fragments’ at Lancaster University in August. Part of Wasson’s AHRC-funded network, Translating Chronic
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