On Epidemics and the Arts

  • Postage & Pestilence
    By Cyril Gryfe
    Postage stamps, with their mass reproduction and global dissemination, provide a means to promote awareness for a wide range of public health issues — nationally and internationally. As a consequence, reference to contagious diseases such as influenza, measles, whooping cough, HIV/AIDS, SARS etc. can be found in the design of many postage stamps
  • Pandemic Perspectives: a Conversation about Hamnet and Judith, by Maggie O’Farrell
    Literary scholar Judith Owens and political economist Lynn Fernandez discuss O’Farrell’s moving plague novel.