Medical (Post) Humanities?
Reassessing and Reimagining the Human
An interdisciplinary conference
27th April 2022
The Mowbray, Sheffield
Eva Surawy Stepney
Eva is a second year PhD student at the University of Sheffield and funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities. Her thesis looks at the history of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and its intersection with the development of post-war clinical psychology in Britain. She is co-founder of the White Rose Medical Humanities collective as well as the international OCD in Society research group.
Shauna Walker is a second-year PhD student at The University of Leeds and is fully funded by White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities. In 2019, she graduated with an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from The University of Manchester. Shauna's PhD thesis explores representations of health in 1920’s and 1930’s literature and considers health’s relationship to British landscapes, environments, and geographies. She has also previously worked on modern Gothic fiction and has been recently published in the international Gothic Studies journal.
Mary is a PhD candidate at The University of Leeds. Her PhD project explores mid-century British fiction through theories of posthumanism and the work of Gilles Deleuze. Specifically, her focus is on works by Barbara Comyns, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter, Kamala Markandaya, and Barbara Pym. Mary holds a BA(Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool, an MSc in International Development from London, South Bank University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Leeds. Mary's PhD is funded by the AHRC WRoCAH consortium.