This series, presented by Emily Troscianko, aims to crystallise, communicate, and expand our understanding of how texts and health interact. Health includes everything we tend to split into 'physical' and 'mental'. Texts include everything built (at least partly) of words: novels, stories, memoirs, poems, blogs, magazine articles, self-help books, private diary jottings – even drama, TV, and film… Through conversations with experts drawing on a wide range of professional and personal experience, the episodes offer introductions to some of the many perspectives from which texts and health are investigated, experienced, and understood. We ask questions, review findings, and consider next steps for this realm of health-humanities inquiry.
You can find accompanying notes for each episode, and get in touch (including to suggest subjects or people for future episodes) at www.troscianko.com/textual-therapies.
The intro/outro music is Between Worlds (Instrumental) by Aussens@iter (c) copyright 2017, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/tobias_weber/56664 Ft: (Smiling Cynic)