Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities

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Reflections on our first workshop

Science Fiction and Public Engagement with Medicine Anna and I were delighted to welcome to Glasgow the two guest speakers at our first workshop: Prof. Jenny Kitzinger of Cardiff University, and David Lawrence of Manchester...

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Conference Call for Papers Announced

To conclude the Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project we are going to host a conference, bringing together the ideas and interests generated over the year. It will be held at the University...

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Nothing to make a song and dance about

D.G. Compton’s The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974) has a particular relevance to medical humanities at Glasgow. When Bertrand Tavernier filmed the adapted screenplay as Death Watch (1980), he chose Glasgow as the setting for...

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Should men lactate? Discuss.

For the last couple of years, I’ve set Marge Piercy’s feminist SF novel, Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), to my Honours Science Fiction class. The novel’s protagonist, Connie Ramos, has been telepathically...