Alex Henry is a PhD candidate at Leeds University, working on a crip and feminist disability studies analysis of undiagnosed chronic illness in 21st Century British women’s writing. In the second part of this auto-theoretical
Alex Henry is a PhD candidate at Leeds University, working on a crip and feminist disability studies analysis of undiagnosed chronic illness in 21st Century British women’s writing. In this two-part auto-theoretical piece, he
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’
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