The Polyphony looks back over 2019’s most popular and provocative posts.
‘A clinical picture of a neurological revolt against middle-class conformity’: Aidan Tynan, senior lecturer in English literature at Cardiff University, dissects J.G. Ballard’s novel and ‘anatomical portrait’, High Rise.
On the first day of the 2019 UCU strikes, Felicity Callard reflects on labour, exhaustion, and the historical currents that animate the physical and institutional bodies engaged in the present dispute.
Alexandra Barmpouti reviews Bonnie Lander Johnson and Eleanor Decamp’s Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Blood is not merely a biological substance but has often acquired cultural, religious and socio-political connotations. Historically, blood has been […]
Alexandra Stephenson and Camilla Mørk Røstvik explore the visual history of menstruation through a visit to the archives and collection of the Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh.