‘What is this thing called pain?’ Katharine Cheston reviews a new edited volume which sets out to explore this question. Untreatable chronic pain, as Rita Charon tells us, ‘has become the signature disease of
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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