Tobias Dietrich reviews W.J.T. Mitchell’s Mental Traveler (University of Chicago Press, 2020). “Amateurs and lovers are those who look on beauty and liken themselves to it, thus say they ‘like it’: but professionals,
James Rakoczi reviews Matthew Wolf-Meyer’s Unraveling: Remaking Personhood in a Neurodiverse Age (Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Unraveling is about facilitated communication, regimes of personhood, and just how far our nervous systems
What hope is there for healing when the medical establishment views not your symptoms, but you yourself as the problem? Christy Zink reviews Sick: A Memoir (2018), Porochista Khakpour’s uncompromising account of her struggle
Writer Gillean McDougall reflects on Gartnavel Royal Hospital, NHS archives and family history. The old Gartnavel Royal Asylum, a well-known landmark in the West of Glasgow, sits on a busy arterial road leading out
Maria Vaccarella writes about putting the “work” back into “workshop” in the medical humanities. During the summer, I coordinated two medical humanities workshops: “Texts as Symptoms” (part of my project Illness as Fiction: Textual
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