Essays

Workshopping the Medical Humanities

Maria Vaccarella writes about putting the “work” back into “workshop” in the medical humanities.  During the summer, I coordinated two medical humanities workshops: “Texts as Symptoms” (part of my project Illness as Fiction: Textual Afflictions in Print and Online) and, […]

Fact, Fiction and Phenomenology

Novelist Hilda Reilly discusses biographical fiction as a research method into the patient experience — and the unexpected questions raised in her exploration of Bertha Pappenheim, aka ‘Anna O’. Medical historian Roy Porter (1985) draws attention to a ‘patient-shaped’ gap in […]