Mental Health Memoirs in the Indian Medical Humanities Classroom

Sree Lekshmi M S and Aratrika Das reflect on the value of incorporating mental health memoirs within the Indian medical humanities classroom.

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Massively Disabled 1: Welcome to Base Camp

In the first post of an ongoing monthly series on The Polyphony exploring podcasting practice in the medical humanities, Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril introduces “Massively Disabled: A Long COVID Research Podcast” and welcomes you behind the scenes and into the bunker…

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Colonialism as a Tool for Investigation in Healthcare

MedHums 101: The concept of colonialism can solve problems of intersectionality in medical humanities research, says Samuel Yosef.

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Reading Bodies in European Literatures and Cultures

Katharine Murphy introduces her new project, “Reading Bodies”, and reflects on what languages and non-anglophone literature, particularly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, have to offer the field.

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Seen and Unseen in Translational Medical Humanities

Brian Hurwitz and Magdalena Szpilman reflect on the seen and unseen dimensions of translation in the medical medical humanities. While Hurwitz examines the power of pretence in Classical medicine, Szpilman highlights the potency of the physician's visual scream in 1980s Poland and today.

“I shiver a little, I shudder a little”: Gist Translation and Uncanny Bodily Knowledges

Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole share a poetic call and response between gist translations of the Carmina Gadelica (1900) and daré wisdom of Ndau traditions.

Finding “Small Health” in Lu Xun’s Translation Practices

Shijung Kim examines the intersection of medicine, fiction and translation in the work of renowned Chinese author and translator, Lu Xun.

Translating (with) the Non-Human: Health, Risks and Affect

Davina Höll and Nefise Kahraman consider the role of the non-human in a translational medical humanities.

Medical Humanities’ Translational Core: Remodelling the Field

Ahead of next week's Translation and Medical Humanities conference at the University of Oxford, Marta Arnaldi and Charles Forsdick launch the conference takeover by imagining medical humanities as a fundamentally translational field.

Kultúrorvostan: Medical Humanities in Hungary

Eszter Ureczky reflects on the growth of medical humanities in Hungary and points towards future areas of interest for the field.

The Tedium of Chronic Waiting: Delay, Temporality and Gender in Access to Healthcare in India

Sayendri Panchadhyayi discusses the relationship between waiting, gender and marginalisation in Indian healthcare provision.

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Psychonauts 2 and Inner-Space Gaming: A Review

Rob Mayo reviews Psychonauts 2, a third-person platformer game on PlayStation 4 (Double Fine Productions, 2021).

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Why Practice Research? Creative Writing and Recurrent Miscarriage

Sabina Dosani explains the process that led her to creative writing research methods in exploring recurrent miscarriage.