Author: Loredana Filip

“Cholera is portrayed as the disease of the dirty, the colonized, the poor”: Interview with Aureo Lustosa Guerios

Interview by Loredana Filip An illustration representing cholera personified. Wikimedia Commons. Aureo Lustosa Guerios is a PhD student at the University of Padua interested in Comparative Literature, Cultural History and Medical Humanities. His research surveys the literary representations of epidemic cholera in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He writes…

Self-Help in Times of Corona: Vigilance vs. Positive Thinking?

by Loredana Filip Leaflet in shopwindow, 23.04.2020, Munich. Photograph: Alina EnzensbergerA battle between fear and hope, anxiety and positivity, panic and opportunity. This is how the coronavirus crisis is sometimes depicted. Not only as a battle against a virus, but also an inner struggle between our feelings of hope and…