New Reviews Editor

 A warm welcome to Grace Brimacombe-Rand, who joins The Polyphony as a Reviews Editor. 

Grace is a PhD researcher in English at King’s College London, with a MSc in Literature and Modernity from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in English from Durham University.

Her research explores the representation of chronic pain and sexual violence in contemporary women’s writing, exploring the relationship between marginalised bodies and contemporary society across both her critical work in the feminist medical humanities and her own creative practice in prose and poetry.  

Grace champions the integration of TV and film, theatre and visual art as mediums through which key research areas in the medical humanities can be explored, and she encourages reviewers to investigate how debates centering bodies, health, illness and caretaking can be explored through facets of the contemporary.  

I am delighted to be joining the editorial team at The Polyphony, not only to develop my own research in the medical humanities, but to work alongside reviewers to find new approaches to central debates in the field. My interdisciplinary approach makes me particularly interested in commissioning reviews across all creative mediums including prose, poetry and the visual arts, as well as reviewers speaking from lived experience of illness and disability.  

Grace will commission reviews for The Polyphony alongside our existing Reviews Editor, Alex Henry.  

We welcome Grace to The Polyphony and look forward to working with her.