Hillary A. Ash explains the importance of the study of rhetoric in the medical humanities as part of our ‘MedHums 101’ series. At first glance, it may not be readily apparent how pervasively persuasion
Antje Richter explores the illness narratives in the informal correspondences of Wang Xizhi, the most celebrated of Chinese calligraphers. This essay is adapted from her journal article “The Trouble with Wang Xizhi, Illness and
Jessica Vaughn argues for the use of the humanities in nursing education, urging fellow practitioners to empower patients through the medical humanities. As I approach my final year as a student nurse and reflect
Writer and psychologist Louise Kenward explores the links between illness writing and writing about place, nature and travel. Before I wrote about illness, I wrote about place and travel. I have long wondered if
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
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
Gita Ralleigh reviews , Breast Cancer Inside Out: Bodies, Biographies & Beliefs, edited by Kimberly R. Myers (Peter Lang, 2021) In Breast Cancer Inside Out, Kimberly Myers, a medical humanities scholar who
Claire Jeantils explores David B.’s Epileptic through the lens of graphic medicine, arguing that care must be taken when using illness comics as teaching tools. In 2010, Ian Williams identified the specificities of illness
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