We are delighted to introduce our Reviews section and also to kickstart our call for reviewers.
The Polyphony aims to showcase reviews of books, exhibitions and events that fall within the broad remit of the medical humanities. Reviewers can contribute to The Polyphony in one of two ways – either by reviewing one of the books sent to us by publishers (see the current list below), or by suggesting another book/exhibition/event to review for us. In line with our commitment to interdisciplinarity and inclusion, we are particularly keen to encourage reviewers from a broad range of backgrounds and career stages.
There are no special qualifications needed to review for The Polyphony: we only ask that contributors can locate a book, exhibition or event within its broader place in the medical humanities. We typically ask for reviews to be completed within eight weeks and to be around 800-1000 words in length.
We usually have a number of books available for review. As of 25th September 2018, these include:
- Kevin Aho (ed.), Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness.
- Chris Bundock and Elizabeth Effinger (eds), William Blake’s Gothic Imagination: Bodies of Horror.
- Stefan Geroulanos and Todd Meyers (eds), The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War.
- Ken Gale, Madness as Methodology: Bringing Concepts to Life in Contemporary Theorising and Inquiry.
- Nigel C. Gibson and Roberto Beneduce (eds), Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics.
- Jack Hartnell, Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages.
- Lucy Inglis, Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium.
- Bonnie Lander Johnson and Eleanor Decamp (eds), Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700.
- Daniel McCann and Claire McKechnie-Mason (eds), Fear in the Medical and Literary Imagination, Medieval to Modern.
- Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey and Timothy Stainton (eds), Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900.
- Adam Montgomery, The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan.
- Benjamin H. Ogden, Beyond Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: Between Literature and Mind.
- Jacqueline Rose, Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty.
- Lesa Scholl, Medicine, Health and Being Human.
- Edward Shorter and Max Fink, The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia.
Interested in reviewing any of the above titles? Then please do get in touch with us using the form below.
In addition, we actively encourage contributors to suggest books, exhibitions or events which they could then review for us. We have strong connections with various academic presses, and so we are often able to source complimentary review-copies of books for contributors. Please use the form below to send us your suggestions.