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For Sale: Everything or Nothing?

Published late last year, Organs for Sale: Bioethics, Neoliberalism, and Public Moral Deliberation studies the bioethical question of how to increase human organ supply, a subject that has become a lively and public moral deliberation in recent years. In this post, author Ryan Gillespie discusses some of these debates and asks what kind of society we truly want.

Before a Saint, A Man: Disability in the Life of Francis of Assisi

Written by Donna Trembinski, Illness and Authority examines the lived experience and early stories about St. Francis of Assisi through the lens of disability studies. In this post, Trembinski discusses more about her book that shows us another, less readily seen side of this famous saint.

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 3)

In a new blog series to highlight the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam Twyford-Moore, author of The Rapids, talks with other writers about some of their own experiences relating to mental health. In this final part, Sam talks to fellow Australian author David Stavanger.

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 2)

Written by Sam Twyford-Moore and originally published in Australia, The Rapids is an exploration of manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder). In a new blog series to highlight the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam talks with other writers about some of their own experiences relating to mental health, similar to those discussed in his book. In this post, Sam talks to fellow Australian author Kylie Maslen.

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 1)

In a new blog series to highlight the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam Twyford-Moore, author of The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania, talks with other writers about some of their own experiences relating to mental health. In this post, Sam talks to fellow Australian author Mia Walsch.