Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities

An investigation into the significance of science fiction for the medical humanities, including an online database of primary and secondary resources to aid future research.

Search results for the theme of 'Alien medicine'
Search results for the theme of 'Alien medicine'

The project investigated the significance of science fiction for the medical humanities, pathfinding for a future, large-scale research project. The project features an online database of Anglophone sources. These are of three kinds: i) Science Fiction: creative works with medical themes (novels, short stories, motion pictures, television, and so on). ii) Science Faction: (bio)medical sources that are non-fictional, but which borrow the conventions and style of science fiction. These may be in many different media: (non-fiction) books, newspaper and magazine articles; documentary motion pictures and television; websites; promotional material; and so forth. iii) Critical Sources: scholarly or other informed analysis of medical science fiction and/or faction.

Project website: https://scifimedhums.glasgow.ac.uk/


Main contact: Gavin Miller

Developer: Brian Aitken

Funded by: Wellcome Trust

Subject area: English Literature

Keywords: Digital CatalogueMedicine

Record last updated 2020-01-28