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‘Trotule (Trotula) puts many things on to decorate and embellish the face but I intend solely to remove infection’: L’abbé Poutrel and his Chirurgerie c.1300

Theresa Tyers is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Swansea University, having completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham. She has published several articles on medieval vernacular healthcare manuals. ‘Trotule (Trotula) … Continue reading

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Making up the Female Face: Pain and imagination in the music videos of CocoRosie

Morna Laing is Senior Lecturer at the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Her PhD research explored the representation of the ‘woman-child’ in fashion magazines, and she has published articles in Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty. … Continue reading

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‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern England

Michelle Webb is completing her PhD in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on facial disfigurement in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern … Continue reading

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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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Face transplantation as cultural history: thoughts on Eyes Without A Face

Suzannah Biernoff writes: Isabelle Dinoire, the world’s first face transplant recipient, died last April, 11 years after the history-making, controversial surgery that turned her into a medical celebrity. Dinoire was no stranger to the international news media – Getty Images … Continue reading

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Intersections of Disfigurement

As Emily goes Stateside at the end of this week in search of Thomas Jefferson’s attitudes toward disfiguring punishment , it is timely to examine the history of the only transatlantic inhabitant of our banner image (top right), Rosie Ground … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

IWD is always a time for celebration of the achievements of women, and a reminder of how far there still is to go to real parity of opportunity and esteem. Take the Pledge for Parity, and reflect that the East-West Center’s … Continue reading

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