Screen Talks will soon be launching a new strand under the title ‘Sickness on the Screen’. This theme will consider issues relating to medicine, health, sickness and wellbeing on film – we have a fantastic selection of films coming up.
We will offer a wide range of films that address mental and physical illness (psychiatry, obesity), medical practitioners (migrant doctors, sorcerers), patients or sufferers (cancer) and more. These will be introduced by scholars from a range of departments including English, Sociology, Medical History, Film and Medicine. These topics are of universal significance and should provide plenty of food for thought – the films are really rather good too. As promised by all Screen Talks: great films, great debates!
Keep an eye on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for details of our launch on 11th March and the first film in the strand.
The launch of this strand is funded by the AHRC so expect lots of lovely special offers in the next few months – tell your friends!