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Books


Joanna Bourke, The Story of Pain. From Prayer to Painkillers (Oxford University Press, June 2014). Read more.

Joanna Bourke, Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Games Invade our Lives (Virago, 2014).

Louise Hide, Gender and Class in English Asylums, 1890-1914 (Palgrave, 2014)

 

Special Issue of a Journal

The 'Perspectives on Pain' issue of 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century includes eight open-access, peer reviewed essays on pain. Read more.

Journal articles

Joanna Bourke, 'Prothero Lecture: What is Pain? A History', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, December 2013, 155-73.

— 'Bodily Pain, Combat, and the Politics of Memoirs: Between the American Civil War and the War in Vietnam', Historie Sociale/Social History, 46 (2013), 43-61.

—  'Sexual Violence, Bodily Pain, and Trauma: A History', Theory, Culture and Society, 29.3 (2012), 25-51.

—  'Pain, Sympathy and the Medical Encounter Between the Mid Eighteenth and Mid Twentieth Centuries', Historical Research, 85 (2012), 430-52.

—   'The Sensible and Insensible Body: A Visual Essay', 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 15 (2012).

—  'Languages of Pain', The Lancet, 379 (30 June 2012), 2420-1.

—  'Pain: Metaphor, Body and Culture in Anglo-American Societies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present', Rethinking History, published online March 2014.

—  'Pain Sensitivity: An Unnatural History from 1800 to 1965', Journal of Medical Humanities, published online March 2014.

— 'Childbirth: Suffering and Citizenship Before the 1960s', The Lancet, April 2014

-- 'Pain: Metaphor, Body, and Culture in Anglo-American Societies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present-, Rethinking History (forthcoming 2015)

Carmen Mangion, '"Why would you have me live upon a gridiron?": Pain, Identity and Emotional Communities in Nineteenth-Century English Convent Culture', 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 15 (2012).

Louise Hide, Joanna Bourke and Carmen Mangion, 'Perspectives on Pain: Introduction', 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 15 (2012

Louise Hide, 'Making Sense of Pain: Delusions, Syphilis and Somatic Pain in London County Council Asylums, c. 1900', 19. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 15 (2012).

Book chapters

Joanna Bourke, 'Gender Roles in Killing Zones', in Jay Winter (ed), Cambridge History of the First World War, vol. 3 (Cambridge University Press, 2014), 310-61.

-- 'Les femmes dans la Seconde Guerree mondiale', in Robert Frank and Alya Aglan (eds.), Une histoire mondiale de la guerre de 1937-47, vol. 5 (Gallimand, 2014)

-- 'Killing in a Posthuman World: The Philosophy and Practice of Critical Military History', in Bolette Blaagaard and Iris van der Tuin (eds.), The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)

—  'Pain and Poetics: Forty Years of Adrienne Rich', Virago is Forty: A Celebration (Virago, 2013), 18-23.

—  'Phantom Suffering: Amputees, Stump Pain and Phantom Sensations from the Eighteenth Century to the Present', in Rob Boddice (ed), Hurt Feelings: Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave, 2014).

-- 'Wartime Rape: The Politics of Making Visible', in Andrew Knapp and Hilary Footitt (eds.), Liberal Democracies at War: Conflict and Representation (Bloomsbury, 2013)

Out this month...

The Story of Pain
Joanna Bourke, The Story of Pain. From Prayer to Painkillers (Oxford University Press, June 2014). Read more.


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