In the first of three articles for The Polyphony, Olivia Turner reflects on ethics in creative practice research in the critical medical humanities, following a workshop she organised at Newcastle University. She begins with the issue of consent.
Monika Class reflects on some of the theoretical underpinnings of a post-pandemic, translational medical humanities and suggests that the concept of “material translation” might offer a productive way forward.
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.
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