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Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities

Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities

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Funded by:  Wellcome Trust

Main contact:  Dr Gavin Miller

Start date:  2015

End date:  2016

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The project investigates the significance of science fiction for the medical humanities, and is intended to pathfind for a future, large-scale research project.

Science fiction isn’t confined to novels, short stories, and cinema; it also gives us a style and substance for our visions of medical progress. This project doesn’t investigate only the familiar genre elements of narrative fiction, cinema and TV. It also explores the so-called ‘technoscientific imaginary’, and its imagining of future possibilities enabled by biomedical progress.