Comics on the Couch A Special issue of American Imago Edited by Vera J. Camden Professor English Kent State University, Training and Supervising Analyst, Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Psychoanalysis has from its origins been imbricated in culture, both high and low. As we all know, Sigmund Freud defined and illustrated his pivotal discoveries through explications of folklore and fairy tales as well as Sophocles, Shakespeare and other venerable texts. Mental health practitioners have long been invested in comics for better and worse: from psychologist, William Moulton Marston’s creation of Wonder Woman to psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham’s infamous attack on comics as a… Read More
This week sees the publication of two new important papers on Graphic Medicine. Here are direct links to the online papers. The first is published with open access on the excellent Comics Grid website: ‘Graphic Medicine’ as a Mental Health Information Resource: Insights from Comics Producers Authors: Anthony Farthing ,Ernesto Priego Abstract Recent literature suggests that a growing number of comics are being published on health-related topics, including aspects of mental health and social care (Williams 2012; Czerwiec et al 2015) and that comics are increasingly being used in higher education settings as information resources. This article offers insights from comics creators… Read More
In this entertaining, reflective, and insightful talk from his workshop at the 2105 Comics & Medicine conference, doctor and New Yorker staff cartoonist Ben Schwartz tracks the history of doctors, medicine, and health as reflected in the single-panel gag cartoons of the New Yorker Magazine. He also shares reflections from a few fellow New Yorker cartoonists on medicine in comics, and tips for making a gag comic of your own. Keep an eye on your screen, there are over 200 comics in this presentation! If your browser supports Quicktime, you can watch it in the first window below. If it… 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.
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
Research and Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME) is the scientific journal of the Medical Humanities Group of the Medical Education Unit, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, University of Delhi. The journal represents all those who want to engage in professional and public discussion on the important role of medical education research, and the medical humanities, in medical education. Thus, educators, students, patients, policy makers, and other stake holders are invited to contribute. Aims and scope RHiME is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal. To ensure national and international relevance, the journal has Advisory Board members from all… Read More
Panel 2C from the 2013 Comics & Medicine panel in Brighton brings us four presentations that relate to the theme of therapy. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Panel 2B. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below. First up on this panel is Sarah Lightman (author of the forthcoming Book of Sarah from Myriad Editions) of the University of Glasgow and Laydeez do Comics with her talk, “Metamorphosing Difficulties – Post Traumatic Growth in the Autobiographical Comics of Sarah Leavitt, Nicola Streeten and Maureen… Read More
Medical students – It would be great to see Graphic Medicine content in this: A Call for Submissions: The Living Hand* – Humanities Section for Residents and Medical Students — Journal of General Internal Medicine – Web Edition The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) has launched a new website with “The Living Hand” humanities section for residents and medical students to submit poetry, personal narrative prose, or original artwork for publication on the web. In “The Living Hand” humanities section, we are publishing articles written by medical students or residents every two weeks, thus providing opportunities for fresh voices to share their stories. Submission… Read More
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Any submission should include 2-3 sentences of biographical information, your name, email address, and hard mail address.