Jane McGrail reports back from the April 2022 conference “A Crisis of Caring: The Humanities and Our Health”, where the National Humanities Center of North Carolina facilitated Medical Humanities conversations across an interdisciplinary cohort
Sonakshi Srivastava explores the narrativisation of a caregiver’s well-being in Tishani Doshi’s Girl in White Cotton (2020) Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, Tishani Doshi’s Girl in White Cotton or Burnt Sugar (as published
Anna McFarlane reports from the hybrid Futures of Care Symposium that took place in mid-April at the Thackray Museum of Medicine, Leeds, discussing care tech, robots, and their relationship to our health, and our
Swati Joshi explores the concepts of self-care and proprioceptive care via Beckett’s last TV play, a wordless piece featuring only a dreaming man and his dreamed self. When one thinks of hands, one visualises
Joe Wood reviews ON CARE, edited by Rebecca Jagoe and Sharon Kivland (Ma Bibliothèque, 2020) ‘Send fruit’ is apparently what Chileans say over the phone on international calls. Like asking about the weather, this
Leanne O’Sullivan’s poetry collection A Quarter of an Hour uses imagery of animals and the natural world to create a bridge between illness and health, showing how understanding and acceptance can be as indispensable in
In August 2021, the Witch Institute convened witches, activists, artists, filmmakers, curators, historians, scholars, feminists, healers, and more to explore the radical possibilities and dangers under Western capitalist colonialism of witchy ways of knowing, being, caring,
Gill Partington revisits the collective process of indexing evidence at a recent workshop series. Following the Evidence is a seminar series which has been running during the month of July 2021. The events explored
Adina Stroia explores care as durational practice in Noëlle Châtelet’s writings on her mother’s decision to end her own life. Part of the series ‘Contemporary Womxn’s Writing and the Medical Humanities’, guest edited for The Polyphony by Rebecca Rosenberg and Benjamin Dalton.
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