From Wales to Galveston: An introduction to a series of posts from a visiting scholar and artist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Institute of Medical Humanities

Introducing Drawing Women’s Cancer             A scientifically competent medicine alone cannot help a patient grapple with the loss of health and find meaning in illness – Rita Charon The Drawing Women’s Cancer project introduces an artist’s perspective into women’s cancer treatment in Wales and originates in a collaboration between myself, […]

‘The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ reviewed by Julie E Kutac

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing by Martina Zimmerman (Palgrave, 2017). In The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing, Martina Zimmermann undertakes the ambitious task of critically assessing the small canon of book-length illness narratives written by people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  The timeliness of the […]

‘Where does it hurt?’ Reviewed by Kyle W. West

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Kyle W. West offers his perspective here. Among the […]