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193 Making Sense of Illness Gendering Early Modern Medicine MARJO KAARTINEN Early modern medical understanding was very much shared by patients and healers. In Galenic thought, which dominated medical theory well into the sev- - strued as an individual process. Health and illness varied according to the bal- phlegm. The balance of these was dependent on the so-called non-naturals. We would call these for example environmental factors: non-naturals included what one ate and drank as well as sleep, air, emotions, and evacuations. Depending on so that a

First Person Mental Illness Digitale Geisteskrankheit als immersive Selbsterfahrung Bernhard Runzheimer Abstract: This article examines the increasing ludic implementation of mental illnes- ses in digital games. It especially focuses on display techniques and the benefits and drawbacks of games that utilize a first- or third-person view to immerse the player into the mental illnesses of their protagonists. This sort of player involvement marks a new trend that can be observed in recent games and will play an important role in future game development. Instead

2. Illness and Disability in Contemporary Memoirs 2.1 ILLNESS AND DISABILITY ON THE LITERARY MARKET: THE AGE OF THE MEMOIR “No one writes autobiography anymore. At least, no one reads it,” Couser pointedly remarks to illustrate the fundamental change life writing has undergone in recent years, both with regard to production and reception (Memoir 18). While several words in his quotation may be read with emphasis, I share Couser’s argument that traditional autobiographical writing has been supplanted by the memoir.1 Thomas Larson, too

Illness and Love in Old Age Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections and Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge Meike Dackweiler There are remarkably few positively connoted examples of love in old age in lit- erary history: Besides the mythological couple Philemon and Baucis (Ovid), old lovers often appear in the form of stock characters. For centuries, the luckless senex amans has been the dominant literary motif combining love and old age. It is usually typified by the amorous old woman or the dirty old man (Fiedler). These characters typically desire characters

LAURA CULL Deleuze’s bodies, philosophical diseases and the thought of illness Introduction The organizers of the event – Philosophy on Stage 1 – set their contributors a difficult task: to seek out the bodies of philosophers themselves; to seek out the body itself within theories of the body; to examine the specificity of philoso- phers’ bodies in the act of performing philosophy: thinking, lecturing, speak- ing, writing. Philosophers have specific bodies with which or through which they perform these acts. But all too often, the organizers suggest, these

The Illness Is You Figurative Language in David Foster Wallace’s Shor t Story “The Planet Trillaphon” Anita Wohlmann In David Foster Wallace’s first-person short story “The Planet Trillaphon As It Stands in Relation to the Bad Thing” (1984), an unnamed, twenty- one-year-old, highly eloquent, Brown University student tries to convey what “severe clinical depression”—the “Bad Thing”—is really like (28–29). He reports several anecdotes, which illustrate the gravity of his condition, before he stops his account and delves into an elaborate description of what

Realism and the Soul The Philosophy of Virginia Woolf ’s Illness Vira Sachenko Woolf and Common life: a re alist approaCH Biographers and critics diverge greatly in narrating Virginia Woolf ’s illness1, while psychiatry struggles to define mental illness itself, as well 1 | What we know of Woolf’s mental history (besides the generous volume of her literary achievements) is shaped into categories brought to our attention not only by psychiatry, but by psychoanalysis, medicine, literature, and Woolf herself. Virginia Woolf has been sexually abused by her half

anywhere, while the new internet based media sees that these processes converge to allow stories, information, ideas and discourses to circulate through communicative spaces, and into the daily lives of people (Sheller/Urry 2006). The purpose of this paper is to discuss a methodological framework that can be used to examine the extent that digital media practices can enable voice. My focus is on people ascribed the status of mental illness – people who have had an enduring history of silencing and oppression (Parr 2008). I propose theories of mobilities, and

Illness, Death and Dying in Modern Culture
Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability
Series: KörperKulturen