How should scholars of medical humanities and disability studies read Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, Klara and the Sun (2021)? In this review, sarah madoka currie considers how the novel frames the question of what it
Who counts as a human? Emma Salt-Raper reviews Dan Goodley’s new book, Disability and Other Human Questions. In these times of polarised politics, economic instability and the escalating COVID-19 crisis, disability practices and politics
In this post, Anna Stenning demonstrates how life writing by autistic authors contributes to medical and cultural framings of autism. She also introduces the Interdisciplinary Autism Research Festival, which will take place in May 2021.
This mini-series of short essays by Jane Hibberd, Andy Hibberd, Winifred Lee and Emily Player offers four perspectives on an innovative example of embedding medical humanities within the undergraduate curriculum for medical students at
This mini-series of short essays by Jane Hibberd, Andy Hibberd, Winifred Lee and Emily Player offers four perspectives on an innovative example of embedding health humanities within the undergraduate curriculum for medical students at
How does the language we use shape how we think about disability? In Deborah Thorpe’s review of Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900 (2018), the history of intellectual disability emerges as one of contested terms.
What does it mean to imagine the body as permeable? In this post, Lauren Rozenberg and Laura Scalabrella Spada share their reflections of organising the ‘Permeable Bodies in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture’
Daria Hartmann reviews the German premiere of Claire Cunningham’s Guide Gods at Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, November 2018. In Guide Gods, the Scottish dance choreographer and disability activist Claire Cunningham uses a potent mix of dance, storytelling,
Harriet Barratt reports on Birkbeck’s ‘necessarily uncomfortable’ recent workshop on ‘Curating the Medical Humanities’ on 13th September 2018 The ‘Curating the Medical Humanities’ workshop sprang out of the exhibition Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways:
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