Medical Humanities Reading Group 16 November 2016 3-4.30pm

The next sesson of the Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group explores the theme of breath, and also continues our engagement with the recent publication The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, recently introduced by the editors Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods at a lunchtime lecture at Birkbeck.


  • Jane McNaughton and Havi Carel, ‘Breathing and Breathlessness in Clinic and Culture: Using Critical Medical Humanities to Bridge an Epistemic Gap’, in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, ed. by Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), pp. 294-309. An open access version of the text can be found by following this link (chapter 16)
  • Paul Capsis & Michaela Burger, from new production of Rumpelstiltskin (composer: Jethro Woodward), Adelaide Festival Centre: please find link here
  • Bjork, studio version of ‘The Pleasure is All Mine’ from Medulla (2004): please find link here.

We are also very pleased to welcome visual artist Jayne Wilton, who will introduce her work which explores the breath as a unit of exchange between people and their environments.

We will meet on Wednesday 16 November, 3-4.30pm, in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts. 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD.

For more information about the readings and Jayne Wilton, please visit our website.

Please do also forward on to any interested colleagues and postgraduate students.