“A Kind of Agonie in my Thoughts”: Writing Puritan and Non-Conformist Women’s Pain in 17th-Century England

In this soundbite, Alison Searle tells us about her article, published in our current issue, “Pain and its Paradoxes”. Searle’s article, “‘A Kind of Agonie in my Thoughts’: Writing Puritan and Non-Conformist Women’s Pain in 17th-Century England”, explores the ways in which pain transgresses the borders between the corporeal, the mental, and the spiritual, borders […]

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Coping with Chronic Pain, Illness and Incarceration

In his article for our June special issue, ‘Pain and its Paradoxes’, Drew Leder looks at the intersections between those suffering chronic pain and those experiencing long-term incarceration in his article, ‘Coping with Chronic Pain, Illness and Incarceration: What Patients and Prisoners Have to Teach Each Other (and All of Us).’ Leder takes a phenomenological […]

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Crossing Borders: March Issue 44.1

In this, our March issue, Medical Humanities presents articles that speak across borders, part of an interdisciplinary conversation. As EIC Brandy Schillace explains in the editorial (available here), “While not a themed issue, the articles featured here do represent a trend—and in many ways, this trend offers a promising future.” We are excited to share […]

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Le Feu Follet (Louis Malle, France, 1963), and Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, Norway, 2011) Reviewed by Dr Nadeem Akhtar, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, McMaster University Resilience has become an increasingly prevalent term in the world of psychiatry to understand what keeps people well. The developmental psychologist, Emmy Werner, first used the term in the […]

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Silent Rage

Review of Wrath of Silence directed by Xin Yukun, China 2017 Screened at London Film Festival 2017, seeking UK distribution in 2018 Review by Professor Robert Abrams, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Wrath of Silence, an ‘indie’ film from China tells a painful story.  It is filled with starkly incompatible ideas and images, juxtaposing […]

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