Sociologist Arthur Frank delivers the Sue Eckstein Memorial keynote address at the 2014 Comics & Medicine conference on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Sue Eckstein The lecture is titled, “When Bodies Need Stories in Pictures.” This address was sponsored by the Brighton Sussex Medical School and is introduced by Ian Williams of Graphic Medicine dot org. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with Arthur Frank’s keynote. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote address below. Arthur Frank wrote of his talk, In my 1995 book, The Wounded Storyteller, I asked… Read More
As preparation ramps up for the 2015 Comics & Medicine Conference in Riverside, California, here is James Sturm‘s keynote address, “Applied Cartooning: Cartoonist Veterans Sessions.” The address is broken into three segments below. It was delivered at the 2014 Comics & Medicine conference on the campus of Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. James is the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.
Alan Peterkin’s book, “Staying Human During Residency Training-How To Survive and Thrive After Medical School” (University of Toronto Press) will be going into a sixth edition in the US/Canada and a new, fully revised UK edition next year (co-edited by Alan Bleakley). Alan wants to include some graphic panels about the medical training experience-positive encounters/conflicts and stressors/reflections on the overall experience and is open each chapter with one or two panels or even one provocative illustration. Submissions can be sent to this email = email@example.com . Folks should indicate that the submitted work is original and that they authorize inclusion in both US/UK versions of… Read More
Many news stories, article links, and announcements are posted on the Graphic Medicine Facebook and Twitter pages, so if you use those sites but don’t follow us there, be sure to follow us to get the latest Graphic Medicine updates. But not everyone is on social media (WHAAAAA?) and even if you are, it’s easy to miss something that might be of interest. So to that end, here’s a Spring 2015 summary of the Graphic Medicine social media. Warning: many links follow. May be a bit overwhelming! 1. Comics & Medicine Riverside 2015 Conference preparation is in full swing. It’s… Read More
Prof. Michael Green of Penn State Medical School, who edits the Graphic Medicine section of the Annals of Internal Medicine, has contributed his second comic strip to the series. Illustrated by Ray Rieck, Betty P. examines the ethics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation coding in patients with a terminal prognosis. Michael initiated the innovative comics course at the Hershey Medical School, which has proven very popular among students. He is a member of the steering committee of the annual Comics and Medicine conferences. Click on the image or read the strip here.
Many news stories, article links, and announcements are posted on the Graphic Medicine Facebook and Twitter pages, so if you use those sites but don’t follow us there, be sure to do so to get the latest Graphic Medicine updates. But not everyone is on social media (WHAAAAA?) and even if you are, it’s easy to miss something that might be of interest. So to that end, here’s a summary of the fall in Graphic Medicine social media. Warning: many links follow. May be a bit overwhelming! AND, I must point out that for this edition, there was so much… Read More
The current issue of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology is edited by Susan Squier and Ryan Marks. It is a special issue on Graphic Medicine. Here is the table of contents from the issue’s Project MUSE page: Articles and Graphics Introduction pp. 149-152 | DOI: 10.1353/con.2014.0023 Susan Squier, J. Ryan Marks HTML Download PDF (82.3 KB) Avatars, Illness, and Authority: Embodied Experience in Breast Cancer Autopathographics pp. 153-181 | DOI: 10.1353/con.2014.0011 Emily Waples HTML Download PDF (166.4 KB) Graphic Analysis: Transitional Phenomena in Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother? pp. 183-203 | DOI: 10.1353/con.2014.0014 Lisa Diedrich … Read More
CALL FOR PROPOSALS Health Humanities: The Next Decade (Pedagogies, Practices, Politics) 30 April – 2 May 2015 The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will host the 4th International Health Humanities Conference. This cross-disciplinary and inter-professional conference will bring together scholars, educators, clinicians, health advocates, students, patients and caregivers in an effort to identify the core issues and guiding values as well as define the expanding scope of the Health Humanities for the next decade. The following question will guide our efforts throughout this conference: What are the implications, responsibilities, and expectations of… Read More