In this essay exploring parallels and distinctions between ‘COVID-19 time’ and ‘tuberculosis time’, Madeline Potter explores the resonances between the temporality of illness and that of lockdown, as well as reflecting on the impact of prolonged
Is it possible to address the AIDS pandemic without recourse to metaphor? Yes, argues Mícheál McCann, citing the ‘admirable ordinariness’ of Marie Howe’s 1997 collections of poems ‘What the Living Do’.
In the age of PrEP and U=U, why does queer young adult fiction remain nostalgic for early AIDS narratives? asks Gabriel Duckels, Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholar at the Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge.
Working across the humanities-science divide: Raphael Lyne and Jon Simons on an interdisciplinary approach to remembering Raphael Lyne, Professor of Renaissance Literature in the Faculty of English at Cambridge, has been working with
‘A clinical picture of a neurological revolt against middle-class conformity’: Aidan Tynan, senior lecturer in English literature at Cardiff University, dissects J.G. Ballard’s novel and ‘anatomical portrait’, High Rise.
In this post, Margarita Saona reviews Fear in the Medical and Literary Imagination, Medieval to Modern: Dreadful Passions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), edited by Daniel McCann and Claire McKechnie-Mason. Fear in the Medical and
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