In September 2018 The Polyphony introduced itself as a multi-authored, multi-faceted web platform in the service of the medical and health humanities. Four months later, our writers, columnists and editors have painted what I
Why is labiaplasty the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the world? Jennifer Whitney considers the influence of pornographic aesthetics on the cosmetic surgery industry, and what this reveals about changing ideals of feminine beauty
The I Congreso Medicina Gráfica (First Graphic Medicine Congress) was a one-day conference held at the University of Zaragoza on 30 November 2018. It explored the diverse intersections between the healthcare sector, the comic,
In this review of Mat Collishaw’s art installation ‘The Mask of Youth’, Queen’s House, Greenwich, Emily Cock reflects on portraiture and facial difference through the ages Mat Collishaw’s The Mask of Youth is part
Lena Maria Lorenz, PhD student at Durham University, reviews the ‘Interoception: Sensation and Embodied Awareness’ workshop at the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University on 8th November 2018. Lena Maria’s research includes an interdisciplinary investigation of chronic
How was skin observed, transformed, used, and interpreted in early modern Europe? Paolo Savoia reflects on a two-day workshop on ‘Artisans of the Surface in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750’, King’s College London, 20-21 September 2018
Emine Gurbuz, PhD student in the Psychology Department, Durham University, reviews the ‘Interoception: Sensation and Embodied Awareness’ workshop at the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University on 8th November 2018. Interoception, defined as “the process
Deborah Snow Molloy reviews Benjamin H. Ogden’s Beyond Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: Between Literature and Mind (Routledge: 2018) Benjamin H. Ogden’s Beyond Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: Between Literature and Mind (2018) offers a direct challenge to
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