Marta-Laura Cenedese and Avril Tynan, convenors of the SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar Series at the University of Turku, Finland, reflect on the first season of the series, “Narratives of Illness”, and look ahead to a second season on “Indigenous Narratives of Healthcare”.
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.
Jade Elizabeth French reviews Literature and Ageing (Boydell & Brewer, 2020), edited by Elizabeth Barry and Margery Vibe Skagen. The opening introduction to ‘Literature and Ageing’ offers a range of reasons why ageing, as a literary
Samuel Ernest reflects on HIV/AIDS and the study of the Catholic Church since the 1980s In Christian theology, HIV/AIDS has been considered primarily within the context of ecclesiology, or the study of the church,
Neko Mellor reviews Moving World’s latest issue, ‘Literature, Medicine, Health’ (edited by Clare Barker). At the time of writing this review, the UK is in its seventh week of lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, and
In his paper, presented at the Representing Women’s Health conference’s “Speculative Fiction” panel, Jonathan Thornton explores the interconnected anxieties of pregnancy and climate change. In a report in Global Health Action in 2013, ‘Climate
Arabella Henderson reviews Manon Mathias and Alison Moore’s Gut Feeling and Digestive Health In Nineteenth-Century Literature, History and Culture (Palgrave: 2018) “However novel the new gut-brain axis science may seem…many individuals who engaged with medical
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
‘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.
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