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Dis/enabling Courtesy and Chivalry in the Middle English and Early Modern Gawain Romances and Ballads

Dr Bonnie Millar from the University of Nottingham opens the Approaches to Facial Difference volume. Bonnie is Research Assistant in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She specializes in late medieval courtly literature, and has published … Continue reading

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‘Corpus Historicus’ Conference

Followers might be interested in a conference taking place at the end of this month in Sosnowiec, Poland. The programme for ‘Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History‘  looks like a fascinatingly wide-ranging and interdisciplinary feast of body studies across history, and … Continue reading

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‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio

Last week I saw a trailer for the new film adaptation of R. J. Palacio’s best-selling young adult novel, Wonder (Penguin Random House: 2012). The film stars Jacob Tremblay as August Pullman, and Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as his parents, and looks pretty … Continue reading

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Sue Townsend’s ‘The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year’

An unexpected but sympathetically humorous instance of a character with facial disfigurement in The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year (2012) by the wonderful Sue Townsend (so much for ‘non-work reading’). An elderly neighbour of the bed-bound woman in question, … Continue reading

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