Robyn Thomas reviews Jasper Gibson’s The Octopus Man We are all by now familiar with the three act structure: man is healthy, man becomes mentally ill, man recovers and lives stably ever after. While such
Our final post responding to The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre is a poem by Caroline Yeo. The story teller in the hospital walls, screaming, crying streams consciousness, incoherent, incomprehensible and
In our third post responding to The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre, Neely Myers affirms the value of recovery narratives and writes about the importance of autobiographical power to healing. “Do
In this second post responding to The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre, Michael Flexer discusses the capitalist content and form of recovery narratives. We live in a golden age of recovery.
This week we will be posting a series of responses to Angela Woods‘, Akiko Hart‘s and Helen Spandler‘s article The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre. The responses take different stances towards
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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