Graphic perspectives on caring, ageing and end-of-life

Writer and English Professor, Kathleen Venema, explores comic book depictions of the often complex and complicated worlds of ageing, caring and end of life. Over eight panels in Joyce Farmer’s

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Heart Transplantation on Film: Fantasy and Reality

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

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Fangorn, the Shire, and Beleriand: Tolkien’s Disabled Landscapes

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

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Reading Romance, and Not Necessarily Minds

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

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