Roshni Beeharry, a medical educator and Writing for Wellbeing and Personal Development facilitator, reflects on the multitude of ways creative writing practice contributes to a well-rounded healthcare education. In 2013, I formally explored the
Sara Fogarty Olmos re-reads Zadie Smith’s On Beauty (2005) and articulates the politics of fat resistance and the black female body. Fat has been neglected in literary discussion. While works of literature like William
As part of our ‘MedHums 101’ series, Blaise Sales explores how the imaginative, reflective and analytical skills of the literary field are a vital component of multidisciplinary approaches to medicine in the 21st Century. For
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
Rachel Clamp attends the ‘Sense Methods: Literature, History and Embodied Experience’ symposium at Durham’s Institute of Medical Humanities. The ‘Sense Methods’ symposium, held in June 2022, was designed to bring together colleagues with an
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
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
Can the study of human genetics authoritatively address the subject of race? James Hearing reviews Josie Gill’s new book Biofictions, which won the 2020 British Society for Literature and Science book prize.
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