Patrick O’Connor – Knausgaard, Bodies and The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery

Patrick O’Connor is Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Pat teaches philosophy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, is the programme leader for the MA in Philosophy, and recently was voted in as the new acting-president of the British Society for Phenomenology (BSP). His paper ‘Knausgaard, Bodies and The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery’ is taken from the BSP’s workshop 'Embodied Subjects: Phenomenology, Literature, and the Health Humanities'. The workshop took place in Manchester, UK, during the summer of 2018, and gathered together philosophers, literary scholars, phenomenologists, and practitioners to discuss the significance of embodiment for the health humanities. More information about the workshop can be found at:


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