Etiqueta: literature

Death in literature

Literature has had a range of ways to approach the concept of death, from expressions of personal grief, through to the ways they are represented in a culture.

literatura i medicina
Narrating health

La literatura ha estat, és i serà un element nuclear en l’estudi de les distintes formes de representació semiòtica de la salut i de la malaltia. Hi ha dos elements essencials perquè això siga així; en primer lloc, el fet que l’activitat relacionada amb la salut i la malaltia, també en entorns professionals, està travessada contínuament per narracions (a vegades, en forma d’informes o apunts presos en escoltar el relat del pacient); el segon és que, certament, el fet d’emmalaltir i el de curar va associat a circumstàncies de vegades excepcionals i suggeridores per a la creació.

Naturalist Sacks

The disappearance of Oliver Sacks on 30 August 2015 marked the end of an era. His final farewell represented the loss of a great figure, an immensely influential voice truncated.

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Science and Literature

Derby Museum and Art Gallery Figure 1. Joseph Wright of Derby. The Alchemist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone Discovers Phosphorus, 1771. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 127 cm. Entering an alchemist’s laboratory with its strange equipment, weird smells, bubbling concoctions, the arcane symbols of Hermetic

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Social Robots

Industrial robots and androids in science fiction were worlds apart until recently, but now begin to merge with the rapid development of social robotics. Given the growing need for labour in the healthcare and service sectors, robots are being designed to interact with disabled or