Graphic Medicine 2016: Stages & Pages
July 7-9, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Scotland.
The theme of this year’s conference, Stages & Pages, invites us to think about comics and healthcare in relation to performance in its myriad conflicting and complementary forms, from the clinical, to the social, and to the theatrical. Both clinicians and patients alike often feel the need to live up to prescribed roles both on and off the medical stage. This conference will consider the various ways in which comics address these issues.
PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Panel 1A: Comics and interactivity
Ilan Manouach: Shapereader: Tactile storytelling for the visually impaired
Shari Lambert: Deploying Visual Narrative on the Mobile App “Stage” in a Posttest HIV Counseling Tool for Central American Militaries
Stephen Fraser: Ten Little Memories: Visual Theatre for Adults with mental health conditions.
Courtney Donovan: Conveying “Warm Humanism” through Graphic Novels
Panel 1B: Bridging the gap: comics as communication
Richard Oparka: No substitute for free speech? Developing visual tools to aid communication for individuals with autistic spectrum disorders.
Elizabeth & Kathryn Briggs: The Super Lexicon for Alexithymia: Creating Bridges to Emotional Literacy through Superhero Narrative
Yoko Yamanda: Diabatics patients’ visual narratives of illness
Caroline Shooner: Navigating the fishbowl
Session 1C: Motherhood & Grassroots Health
Sarah Lightman: Motherhood – Bobby, Mary and Sarahs.
Pennelope Mendoca: Performing Single Pregnancy, Explaining Away Absence: from the Research ‘Stage’, to the Comics Page
Nicola Streeton: Tracing the legacy of women’s health cartoons and comics in Britain
Sharad Sharma: Grassroots Comics: from self-expression to communicate a message on health
Session 1D : Workshop
Jenny Drew: Cartooning Teen Stories
Session 2A Panel 1: Paging the Stage through Graphic Medicine: Troubling the Binaries of Author/Reader Roles in Stories about Depression, Debility, and Death.
Amy Hickman: Rhetorical Economy of Graphic Medicine: Creative Interdependency and Rupture in Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles.
Jessica Lee: A New Frontier: Moving beyond “Traditional Literary Criticism” through Comics Studies
Reneé H. Reynolds: Learning to Cope: Prescriptive Roles and Sanitizing Rhetoric in Graphic Medicine for Children
Paul Fisher Davies: Goffman’s Frame Analysis, modality and comics
Session 2B: Lightning Talk Session 1: Innovation in care
Eleida Camargo: Comics for Pediatric Health Education – instructions for children with learning deficit
Annie Campbell: A look into the illustration process…
Grace Farris: “A Novel Care Transitions Curriculum Using Graphic Narrative Medicine”
Michelle Hadjiconstantinou: Animation as a vehicle to enhance awareness of Type 2 diabetes awareness in healthcare professionals and patients.
Emmanouii Kapazoglou: Visualising the Unknown: the surgical safety checklist in sequential art forms
Ciléin Kearns: A series health caretoon game
Cathy Leamy: Suzie & Ray: A Comic for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Considering Insulin Therapy
Juliet McMullin: Creating Comics for Palliative Care Symptom Management
Saimi Saini: A Tragedy in Common
Laura Smith & Aaron Hurwitz: Consquences of Serendipity
Session 2C: Personal Experience
Elizabeth Shefrin: Embrodied Cancer Comic Book
Madeline B Ganges: “Expressing Myself Wordlessly”: Intertextual Self-Portraiture in David Small’s Stitches: A Memoir
Christina Maria Koch: Stage 4 Cliffhangers: Illness Progressions and Ways of Being Sick in Comics
Peaco Todd: Putting on a Good Face: Secrets, Strategies and Shame in the Depiction of Depression
Session 2D: Workshop
Kurt Shaffert: “Letting the S^*+ out of the Bottle”- Process Cartooning (Graphic Narrative Medicine) as a Clinical Intervention
Session 3A: Comics as activism
Benjamin Bates: The Truth about Captain America: Partial challenges to the celebration of medical/military experimentation
Crystal Lie: Crip Time as Space: Putting Critical Disability Studies and Graphic Life Narrative in Conversation
Irmela Krüger-Fürhoff: Staging Contagion
Esther Bendit Saltzman: Performing Disability: Parts of a Hole Mainstream comics and disability
Maria Stoian: Character Design for Real-Life Stories
Session 3B: Comics as Medical Education
Linda Raphael: “Comical Stages” in Medical Education
Mónica Lalanda: Comics specifically designed to educate medical students: do they work?
Ciril Horjak: Endodontocomix
Sarah McNicol: “I can’t talk to you, but this is what I’m feeling”, exploring alternative patient roles through heath education comics
Session 3C: Panel 2 – Performing Illness
Lisa Diedrich, Sarah Hildebrand, Andrew Godfrey & Ariela Freedman: Staging Mental Illness in Life? or Theatre?
Session 3D: Workshop
MK Czerwiec, Nancy K. Miller, Tahneer Oksman & Susan Squier: Diary Comics and the Diary in Comics
Session 4A: Comics as Human Medicine
Anthony Farthing & Ernesto Piego: Stripped of their powers? Examining the potential use of comics as an information resource for mental health training
Marie-Jean Jacob: Bringing comics into the hospital
Julie Anderson, Claire Watson & Lydia Wysocki: Making great comics and books with the Great North Children’s Hospital
Dr. Theresa Maatman: For Coping and Giggles: Pilot Course on Use of Cartoons to Reflect in Medical School
Session 4B: Lighting Session 2 – Moving Stories
Cynthia Clark Harvey: Drawn To You, A Graphic Panegyric
Rachael House: Red Hanky Panky Repositioned
Paula Knight: The Facts of Life
Gordon Shaw: RICK’s Story: The Arrival of Cancer, and the Experiences and Coping Mechanisms of Those Affected in the Form of Comic Cooks
Esther Claudio Moreno: Silence and shame: Huntington’s disease in Steven T. Seagel’s It’s a bird
Zara Slattery: Coma Comic et al
John Swogger & Liesl Swogger: Acting Like One Of Those People
Evi Tampold: Keeper Of The Clouds
Dana Walwarth: Facing Dehumanization through Comics
Ian Wiliams: The Lady Doctor
Venus Winston: Cooking with cancer
Session 4C:Therapy as performance/Performance as therapy
Penni Russon: Being with the text: mindfulness and self-compassion in an informal peer-support comic community for young adults at Advicecomics.tumblr.com
Amerisa Waters: Illuminating truths: comics as a stage for the sharing of taboo and trauma
Tammy Birk: Psychiatry as Groundskeeping: Mother, Come Home and the Priority of ‘Little Systems of Explanation’
William J Doan: Limbo: A Journey Into Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Session 4D:Trauma and Grief
Eszter Szép: Performance and Empty Pages in Katie Green’s Lighter than My Shadow
Jules Valera: Act Yourself Out
Emily Steinberg: Graphic Psyche: The Healing Process of Creating Humour out of Tragedy
Elizabeth MacFarlane: The Body is Just a Metaphor for the Soul: Performing grief in the work of Leela Corman and Tom Hart