Val Nolan’s essay explores how science fiction has shaped the cultural imagination of pandemics, and what science fiction teaches us about our expectations, experiences and reactions to dealing with COVID-19. If the past year
What happens to the ‘patient’s voice’ when it participates in the creation of biocapital via digital health platforms? What is the significance of Olivia Banner’s concept of ‘communicative biocapitalism’ in the era of the Covid-19
Paige Sweet and Danielle Giffort examine the cultural work involved in the production, circulation and validation of Covid-19 knowledge, via an analysis of the abject figure of the ‘bad expert’. Paige: Danielle and
Adam Hayden reviews Dien Ho’s A Philosopher Goes to the Doctor: A Critical Look at Philosophical Assumptions in Medicine (Routledge: 2019). Dien Ho is a philosopher who goes to the doctor, in his book with
Epidemiology is a hot topic in the COVID-19 era. Institutions like the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the loci of epidemiological
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