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
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.
Call for Papers: Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics Edited by: Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum, and Sarah Lightman Scholarship and publications on Jewish women and comics have grown considerably over the last five years. Studies such as the Eisner Award-winning Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (Lightman 2014), How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? (Oksman 2016) and our own special issue on “Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women” (Bauer, Greenbaum, Lightman, Studies in Comics 7:2 2015 ) have shown that Jewish women make a significant and varied contribution to contemporary comics. Prompted by the realization that… Read More
From: The Explicator ISSN: 0014-4940 (Print) 1939-926X (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/vexp20 Royal Road to Wisdom: Tarot Cards and Justin Green’s BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY by Sathyaraj Venkatesan & Sweetha Saji To cite this article: Sathyaraj Venkatesan & Sweetha Saji (2016) Royal Road to Wisdom: Tarot Cards and Justin Green’s BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY, The Explicator, 74:3, 170-172, DOI: 10.1080/00144940.2016.1203753 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00144940.2016.1203753 Published online: 11 Aug 2016. KEYWORDS Tarot cards; OCD; underground commix; graphic memoir Published in the underground in 1972, Justin Green’s Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary is an autobiographical graphic… Read More
Book your spot now at the “Coolest conference in the world!” * Registration is now live for the 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee, Scotland. Be sure to book your conference attendance, the Lynda Barry workshop (if you are interested) your hotel, and, if you need it, a coach from the Edinburgh airport to Dundee. All of those links are available here. See you in Dundee! *Rinko Endo, 2011.
In this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt from the Ohio State University presents “Incurable Time: The Graphic Temporalities of Autoimmune Disease.” Her talk was recorded at our 2015 Riverside Comics & Medicine conference. Also, I talk with Ann Fox of Davidson College about what she’s reading, as well as her new Graphic Medicine course. Keep your eyes on your screens as images will accompany the episode. This podcast is also available via iTunes. Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education… 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
This week on the graphic medicine podcast, Leah Eisenberg talks about her work as a lawyer and bioethicist using comics to help make biobanking more comprehensible, and consent to bio banking more meaningful. In the “What Are You Reading?!” segment, Leah updates us on her comics & medicine work and recommends a few books she’s enjoyed recently. Leah recommends the March series about John Lewis, Neurocomic, and the work of Tyler Page, and S/Z, about communicating ideas with storytelling. Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department… Read More