Medical Humanities Research Group

Medical Humanities Research Group


The Medical Humanities Research Group takes an interdisciplinary approach to topics such as the representation of health and illness in texts, the semiotics of health and illness, the interaction between health, culture and religion, and the language of health and illness. The group additionally hosts research seminars, talks and reading groups. For more information please contact one of the convenors: Yuexi Liu ( and Penelope Scott (

Recent Activities

Research Seminar

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019, 5-6.30pm, HS436

Speaker: Dr Diana Garrisi

Title: Disfigurement, Discrimination and the Media

Reading Group

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019, 5-6.30pm, HS436

Text: Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor

Research Seminar

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 5-6.30pm, HS436

Speaker: Michelle Ives

Title: Communication Issues in Medical Encounters

Future Activities

More information to appear

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