Gillian Shirreffs reflects on using writing to manage chronic pain – and to renegotiate the objectifying medical gaze. As an erstwhile student of English Language and a former Secondary School English teacher, the relationship
Novelist Sarah Smith reflects on Deaf history in Scotland and the challenges of capturing sign language in literature. September 24th, 1817. The High Court, Edinburgh. Jean Campbell stands accused of killing her child by
Creative writer David Hartley reflects on the connections – productive and problematic – between autism and the fantastical. Being a younger sibling to an autistic person is in itself something of curious experience. The
Writer Gillean McDougall reflects on Gartnavel Royal Hospital, NHS archives and family history. The old Gartnavel Royal Asylum, a well-known landmark in the West of Glasgow, sits on a busy arterial road leading out
Novelist Hilda Reilly discusses biographical fiction as a research method into the patient experience — and the unexpected questions raised in her exploration of Bertha Pappenheim, aka ‘Anna O’. Medical historian Roy Porter (1985) draws
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