Welcome to the Medical Humanities Network
Welcome to the Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The medical humanities complement, contextualise and critique purely biomedical, technological or other reductive accounts of what it means to experience illness, encounter disease or transact a therapeutic relationship. In addressing how we comprehend health, sickness, disease and “the embodied life”, such concerns are examined from a range of professional and patient perspectives. This website is intended to act as a forum to connect individuals working across a range of disciplines and practices at the University of Glasgow, who are interested in the intersections of medicine, culture, and the arts and humanities. Megan Coyer & Hannah Tweed
On Not Reading the Victorian Novel
'On Not Reading the Victorian Novel' aims to challenge the perception of illiteracy in the Victorian novel as a homogenous experience and will consider the representation and significance of characters who are marked as illiterate for a multitude of reasons, such as disability, learning difficulty, lack of access to education, or rejection of education. It will examine the wider significance of illiterate representation in relation to the formal anxieties of the novel, contemporary educational reform and practice, class tensions, and the understanding of disability.