Brian Keeley explores the discrepancies between the realities of heart transplantation and its representation in popular culture, calling for a more realistic and sensitive approach based on lived experience. The article was presented at
Clare Moore explores the important role of disabled characters in the ecological restoration of Middle-earth in J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, as presented at the Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability
Bridget Bartlett explores the double empathy problem reading Sir Philip Sidney’s romance, The Countess of Pemproke’s Arcadia (1593), in a paper presented at the Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability Online Symposium.
In their article, presented at the Medical Humanities and the Fantastic: Neurodiversity and Disability Online Symposium, Jennifer Slagus explores how #OwnVoices children’s books and gaming graphic novels help removing stigma, nurture better representation, and
Beata Gubacsi reflects on the “Can robots care?” exhibition launch, the first big event of the Imagining Posthuman Care project, bringing together medicine, technology, and popular culture through posthumanism, running until 16th October 2022.
Anna McFarlane reports from the hybrid Futures of Care Symposium that took place in mid-April at the Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds, discussing care tech, robots, and their relationship to our health, and our
Beata Gubacsi reviews Gavin Miller’s Science Fiction and Psychology (Liverpool University Press, 2020). Gavin Miller and Anna McFarlane, introducing the BMJ’s Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities special issue as part of the 2016
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
In her paper, presented at the online Cyberpunk Culture 2020 conference (the recording is available here), Julia Gatermann explores the re-signification of disability via cyberpunk aesthetics and posthumanism in Viktoria Modesta’s art. Self-labeled bionic
In her paper, presented at the Representing Women’s Health conference’s “Speculative Fiction” panel, Beata Gubacsi explores the portrayal of postpartum psychosis and infanticide in F. Georgia Stroup’s (1882-1952) “The House of Death: A Strange
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