Waterford Healing Arts Trust presents Waking Up in Waterford, a solo exhibition by Paul Bokslag in Waterford Regional Hospital. The exhibition of paper-cuts will be launched in the hospital on Thursday 10th April, 2014 by Patrick Lydon of the Camphill Community in Kilkenny.

The title of the exhibition, Waking Up in Waterford, refers to the artist’s unexpected experience of waking up in Waterford Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department after a traumatic accident many years ago. Through a series of figurative paper-cuts Paul has revisited his stay as a patient in the hospital. The visual narrative that runs through the exhibition follows his journey towards recovery.

Waking Up In Waterford will run until the 6th June, 2014. For further information please contact the Waterford Healing Arts Trust on 051-842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie

Trespassing Journal is an online journal of trespassing art, science and philosophy. The next issue of the journal will be entitled Trespassing Medicine. The issue aims to address the following potential questions: How do the arts and humanities help medical practice to understand the human condition? What role does narrative play in medical treatment? How are doctors and nurses represented in literature, film, and popular culture? What lies behind positive and negative stereotypes of medical professionals? What are the political implications of the hospital as an institution? What are the possible ethical difficulties created by the recent developments in medical technology? How does medicine levitra reproduce and resolve hierarchical power relations based on race, ethnicity, gender, and appearance? What role does humor and laughter play in medical practice?

Areas of exploration/inquiry include but are not limited to:

  • Medicine, Arts and Humanities
  • Medicine and / in Literature
  • Medicine and / in Film
  • Medicine and / in Popular Culture
  • Medicine in the Age of Internet 
  • Medicine and the Problem of Authority 
  • Medicine and Gender 
  • Medicine and Race 
  • Medicine and Capital 
  • Medicine, Humor, Laughter Symptom, Diagnosis, Reading, Detection

Prospective contributors should submit an abstract of approximately 500 words and a brief resume by March 15, 2014 to editor@trespassingjournal.com or hivren@hotmail.com. The guest editor for this issue is Hivren Demir-Atay, PhD, University of Gaziantep. Selected authors will be invited to submit full papers (of maximum 9000 words) according to the style guidelines. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee publication since all papers will be subject to double blind peer-review. Submissions are accepted in English.


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