ANNOUNCING SYMPOSIUM: Representing Pain: Fragments and Narrative

Representing Pain:  Fragments and Narrative A symposium at Lancaster University Friday 17 August 2018, 9:00 am -5.30 pm I am delighted to announce a Symposium to be held at Lancaster University on Friday 17 August, exploring the challenges pain poses to traditional narrative representation, and the way it may require rethinking narrativity or embracing unconventional […]

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‘Before Narrative: Episodic Reading and Representations of Chronic Pain’

The first publication of the Translating Chronic Pain project is now available. Sara Wasson, ‘Before Narrative: Episodic Reading and Representations of Chronic Pain’, Medical Humanities 43 (5 January 2018): 1-7. Abstract This article suggests that some illness experience may require a reading practice less concerned with narrative coherence or self-authorship, and more interested in the […]

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Free Creative Writing workshop (Manchester, 24 February); and Call for Creative Work

As part of the AHRC-funded project Translating Chronic Pain, we are running a free creative writing workshop in Manchester on Saturday 24 February. I am also delighted to invite submissions of  short-form creative writing around the experience of chronic pain, i.e. short works (5-150 words) of prose or poetry, optionally alongside artwork , or comic/sequential art.  Please see […]

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Writing Pain: Creative Summit, Saturday 21st October 2017

We are delighted to be launching this network at the end of July 2017. The first event is going to be a Creative Summit on Saturday 21 October at Lancaster University. This event will bring together people living with chronic pain,  representatives of pain charities, medical practitioners, creative writers, and literary scholars.  Together, we will […]

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