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Self-Portrait Without Breasts

aesthetics and surgical experience

An Arts and culture lecture
Date27 November 2012
Time18:30 to 21:00
PlaceQueens Building LT1

Poet Clare Best recites from her book Excisions (nominated for the Seamus Heaney Prize 2012), exploring preventative double mastectomy.

A panel will follow with Professor Janet Reibstein (Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, author of Staying Alive: A Family Memoir), Dr James Mackay (UCL, the only accredited UK Consultant Medical Oncologist specialising in clinical cancer genetics) and Dr Corinna Wagner (Department of English, Exeter, author of Pathological Bodies: Medicine and Politics) and Audience Q&A.

Followed by a wine reception at 8pm in the University's new Forum, alongside an exhibition of stunning photographs by Laura Stevens of Clare Best’s project.

Hosted by Dr Andy Brown (Director of Creative Writing)for Exeter University’s Medical Humanities Theme and the new Humanities and Social Science Research Strategy.

A fine cycle of sustained self-examination, both physical and spiritual.”
Michael Hulse, Warwick University.

Unpredictable, erotic and philosophically demanding.”
Jackie Wills, poet.

“A clear-eyed scrutiny that takes us beyond what we usually mean by grief into something far more unusual and more bracing.”
Susan Wicks, poet and novelist.

 Free Entry


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ProviderArts and culture

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