The blog may have been a little quiet, but we have by no means been idle! We are thrilled to announce the release of our first major Effaced team publication: Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present (Bloomsbury 2018). This is also the first volume in the Bloomsbury Facialities series edited by a number of the Effaced team, who are always on the lookout for proposals.
The volume has its origins in our 2016 conference, Effaced from History? Facial Difference and its Representation from Antiquity to the Present Day. It is edited by Patricia Skinner and Emily Cock, and features the following stellar (if we say so ourselves) lineup. Follow the links to read the chapter abstracts.
1. Introduction: Situating the Different Face, Patricia Skinner (Swansea University, UK) and Emily Cock (Cardiff University, UK)
Part 1: Language
2. Dis/enabling Courtesy and Chivalry in the Middle English and Early Modern Gawain Romances and Ballads, Bonnie Millar (University of Nottingham, UK)
3. ‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern England, Michelle Webb (University of Exeter, UK)
4. Does Talking about Disfigurement Risk Perpetuating Stigma? Jane Frances (Changing Faces, UK)
Part 2: Visibility
5. Hair Loss as Facial Disfigurement in Ancient Rome? Jane Draycott (University of Glasgow, UK)
6. Portrait? Likeness? Composite? Facial Difference in Forensic Art, Kathryn Smith (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
7. From ‘Staring’ to ‘Not Caring’: Development of Psychological Growth and Wellbeing among Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate, Patricia Neville (University of Bristol, UK), Andrea Waylen (University of Bristol, UK), Sara Ryan (University of Oxford, UK) and Aidan Searle (University of Bristol, UK)
8. Making Up the Female Face: Pain and Imagination in the Music Videos of CocoRosie, Morna Laing (University of the Arts, London, UK)
Part 3: Materiality
9. Archaeological Facial Depiction for People from the Past with Facial Differences, Caroline Wilkinson (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
10. “Trotule (Trotula) Puts Many Things on to Decorate and Embellish the Face but I Intend Solely to Remove Infection”: L’Abbe Poutrel and his Chirurgerie c.1300, Theresa Tyers (Swansea University, UK)
11. Disrupting Our Sense of the Past: Medical Photographs that Push Interpreters to the Limits of Historical Analysis, Jason Bate (University of Exeter, UK)
We also love the cover– our thanks to the Bloomsbury team.