Narrating Anxiety through Lovecraftian Horror

Büke Sağlam takes us through the weird and wonderful world of Lovecraft's writings, exploring the link between his work, his anxieties, and posthumanist thinking.

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Keystone Mutualists: German Studies X Medical Humanities – A Drama in Three Acts (Part I)

An artistic intervention, precarious and provocative, in the multilingual medical humanities, which makes a case for how German studies and medical humanities keep each other alive by acting it out.

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Blackouts: Book Review

Peter Endicott reviews Blackouts by Justin Torres (Granta, 2023) and reflects on the text’s place in queer histories and re-readings of HIV/AIDS.

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What Poppers Tell Us About Pharmaceutic Governance

Joseph Jay Sosa explores the consumer history of poppers in the United States and its impact on contemporary public health governance

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A Bestiary of Madness

Bill Penson and Darren Hill ask whether the bestiary might offer an alternative account of madness and distress to psychiatric and psychological models.

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Presence: The Strange Science and True Stories of the Unseen Other Book Review

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Conversations Inviting Change: Narrative-Based Practice in Healthcare

John Launer reflects on the emergence of the ‘Conversations Inviting Change’ narrative medicine training programme

DisCrit in the Medical Humanities

Christina Lee outlines the core tenets of Disability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit) and discusses its necessary application in the medical humanities field.

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