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 […]
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 […]
As his exhibition The Twisted Rose and Other Lives tours the UK, artist Andy Farr talks about painting people affected by PTSD. For the last year I have been painting people who are recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. The […]