Cover for June 2022 Special Issue: Global Health Humanities

June 2022 IssueMy artwork was used for the cover of the June 2022 Special Issue: Global Health Humanities.

The image was also used as an illustration for the COVID-19 narratives and layered temporality by Dr. J. M. Howell.

The essay outlines the ways in which narrative approaches to COVID-19 can draw on imaginative literature and critical oral history to resist the ‘closure’ often offered by cultural representations of epidemics. To support this goal, it analyses science and speculative fiction by Alejandro Morales and Tananarive Due in terms of how these works create alternative temporalities, which undermine colonial and racist medical discourse. The essay then examines a new archive of emerging autobiographical illness narratives, namely online Facebook posts and oral history samples by ‘long COVID’ survivors, for their alternate temporalities of illness.

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