Due to production changes, the deadline for the Special Issue on Graphic Medicine of Configurations, the Journal of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, has been moved up to January 15, 2014. Submissions, in the form of essays, comics, and any combination of the two, as well as any questions, should be sent to Susan Squier, email@example.com. Any submission should include 2-3 sentences of biographical information, your name, email address, and hard mail address.
The deadline for the Special Issue on Graphic Medicine of CONFIGURATIONS, the Journal of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, has been moved up to February 1, 2014. Submissions, in the form of essays, comics, and any combination of the two, as well as any questions, should be sent to Susan Squier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
from Nina Mickwitz: Dear comics scholars, this is to inform you all that the date for Transitions 4 – New directions in Comics Studies has been moved forward by a week, with a reminder that our call for papers is open until the end of July. Transitions will now take place on Saturday the 26th of October 2013, at Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX We are pleased to announce that Dr Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art) will be giving the keynote, and that Dr Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the… Read More
The conference organizing committee, in conjunction with Muna al-Jawad and an enthusiastic team in Brighton would like to officially announce the preliminary details of our 2013 Comics & Medicine conference! Ethics Under Cover: Comics, Medicine and Society 4th International Conference of Comics and Medicine 5th-7th July 2013, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK CALL FOR PAPERS HERE!
Health, Mental Health, and Literature The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature. Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of Medical Humanities, we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging literary and scientific analyses? Possible topics might include,… Read More
Here is some information about a new series of books, entitled ‘Graphic Medicine’ from Penn State University Press. Click on the flyer below to view and download a .pdf file.
A Call for ‘Graphic Memoirs’. Editors: John Stuart Clark & Theodore Stickley An undervalued feature of the recovery movement is the powerful narratives of those who have survived mental health problems and the psychiatric system. Increasingly people in distress or recovery have turned to the graphic medium of comics to tell their sensitive stories, sometimes collaborating with friends or therapists, more commonly working alone to produce a personal diary or recollection. While a few have emerged as published ‘graphic memoirs’, most never see the light of day, or at best, are only accessible as web-comics. Going some way to correct… Read More