From a blog post by Ernesto Priego: A public lecture, exploring how comics and taking an artistic approach can bring benefits to dementia care, will be held at the University of Chester. Tickets are free, but need to be booked in advance. To reserve a place, visit https://parablesofcare.eventbrite.co.uk Held as part of the University’s 2018 Research Festival 2018, Dr Simon Grennan will describe the making of the 2017 comic book Parables of Care, which presents a creative response to dementia care, as told by carers themselves. The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 12, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in room… Read More
Philosophers have considered the relation between madness and literature since Plato’s Phaedrus. Mental illness has been a favorite topic for great authors throughout literary history just as psychologists and psychiatrists like Sigmund Freud and Karl Jaspers have been interested in and influenced by literature. Pioneers within philosophy, psychiatry and the world of art share the endeavor to explore and explain the human mind and behavior, including what a society deems as being outside perceived normality. This conference seeks to explore intersections between literature and mental health issues. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Representations of… Read More
From Sara Wasson, Translating Chronic Pain: Creative Manifesto (2017), http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/translating-pain Emerging from the Creative Manifesto, I invite submissions of ‘FLASH’ ILLNESS WRITING, short-form creative work – which expresses a moment or fragment of experience of persistent pain; – which takes either the perspective of a person experiencing the pain or the perspective of a witness (carer or healthcare professional); – which captures any dimension of experience – physical, emotional, social, economic, institutional, medical, spiritual, or creative; – which communicates in any emotional register, positive or negative; – and which can be shared and used by others to try and communicate the vivid, contradictory, and diverse realities of… Read More
From Paul Williams Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature University of Exeter This may be of interest to anyone with MA students working on graphic medicine topics who are looking to move into doctoral research: The Department of English and Film, University of Exeter, is pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship (starting in September 2018), to work on ‘Waiting Times’. The studentship will be based in the English Department and in Exeter’s new Wellcome Trust Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health. The research will be supervised by Prof Laura Salisbury. For more details, see:… Read More
Our Graphic Medicine YouTube playlist now has over 50 videos. Episodes of The Graphic Medicine Podcast are frequently posted as videos so images from talks can be seen. You can see a list of all videos in the playlist here. More very special content surprises are to come in the new year. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to our playlist to get email alerts when new videos are added.
FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED! October 27-29, 2017, Berlin The PathoGraphics research group at Freien Universität Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff, Prof. Dr. Susan Merrill Squier, Dr. Nina Schmidt, Stef Lenk, Alexandra Hummel) presents this international conference. www.fsgs.fu-berlin.de/pathographics Venue: Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité, The Lecture Hall Ruin/Hörsaalruine, Charitéplatz 1, D – 10117 Berlin This conference examines the ways in which knowledge and experience of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal and the cultural. Speakers address this question from a variety of different perspectives, including literary scholarship, comics studies, media studies,… Read More
Welcome to a new season of the Graphic Medicine Podcast! On today’s show, audio from the opening night of the Seattle Comics & Medicine conference, Thursday June 15. You will hear from three speakers in a row. The first will be Seattle conference organizer and host Mita Mahato. Mita is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. She is also an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, one of the sponsors of the… Read More
Just started the wonderful task of listening to the audio from the Seattle conference today. Planning to post a new podcast episode very soon, but as a preview, thought we would share the video Aaron Freeman created of his wife Sharon Rosenzweig’s Friday lightning presentation. To see more of Sharon’s spiral work, subscribe to her Facebook page here. To see her comic about Mom’s Flock, here is the full comic on the Annals of Internal Medicine Graphic Medicine page.
Jonathan Clode, comics writer and former care manager, tells us about leaving his day job to focus on building a new website, dedicated to stories about the British care system. “Anyone working in comics will know that making a living out of it is hard, and that most of us will need a day job to keep the lights on. For me that job was learning disability support services in Cardiff. It was the best job I could ever hope for and genuinely inspired me. Over time I became a manager, with hopes of making lives better and helping people who had spent… Read More
On this week’s episode, two more doctors making comics. Plus a new theme jingle! First, Monica Lalanda, an emergency room physician from Spain. You can learn more about Monica’s work, and her book Con-Ciencia Medica on her site. She tweets @mlalanda. Here is one of her comics translated into English. My second guest is geriatrician Muna AlJawad, presenter at the 2011 Chicago Comics & Medicine conference and organizer of the 2013 Comics & Medicine conference in Brighton, England, and creator of Old Person Whisperer. Muna is currently doing research using comics as her methodology. Support for this podcast comes from… Read More