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 […]
Guest author Chase Ledin explores how comic books become a significant platform for HIV/AIDS narratives with the example of Charles Burn’s Black Hole (2005) series. Black nights. Bone-like branches. The stars open from a single orifice. The orifice leads from […]
Wellcome Collection’s new permanent exhibition, ‘Being Human’ opened to the public on September 5th. The Polyphony’s associate editor Fiona Johnstone caught up with curator Clare Barlow.
Anisha Gupta explores Wellcome Collection’s new ‘Being Human’ display.
Wendy Lowe reviews Anna Harpin’s Madness, Art, and Society: Beyond Illness (Routledge, 2018). Madness, Art and Society provides a comprehensive account of Anna Harpin’s ways of looking at and critiquing the practices of diagnosis and treatment of madness through numerous examples […]