Mental Health

Ill-being and the University

COVID-19 has amplified feelings of alienation amongst those who learn, teach, provide professional services, and research inside the University. In spite of the uncertainties of life inside the pandemic, institutional demands for the maintenance of… Read More »Ill-being and the University

“My speech turned into a symptom”: Hilary Mantel’s Giving Up the Ghost (2003) and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

In this work-in-progress paper, I read Hilary Mantel’s memoir as a chronic illness narrative in which ghostly (in)visibility permeates lived experience of undiagnosis (Kafer), epistemic injustice (Fricker) and the cruel optimism (Berlant) of normatively imagined… Read More »“My speech turned into a symptom”: Hilary Mantel’s Giving Up the Ghost (2003) and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion