In an interruption of the lectures from Brighton, this week we feature Mita Mahato of the University of Puget Sound. Dr. Mahato recently delivered a lecture at the University of California at Riverside titled, “These Frames Are Hiding Places: Processing Grief Through Comics.” You can see more of Dr. Mahato’s work here. The lecture was supported by UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Workshops in the Humanities. The event was coordinated by Juliet McMullin, who was kind enough to share the audio with Graphic Medicine. Dr. McMullin is a moving force behind UCR’s the Medical Narratives… 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
Panel 2A: Reflection and Practitioner Research, from this past summer’s Graphic Medicine conference in Brighton. The panel was chaired by Rachel Robinson. Images accompany each talk on the panel in the videos below, or the entire panel can be downloaded here. Comics, for the Lost Voices of Medicine: Beth McCausland, Kuruphungma Limbu, Bethany Greenwood, Jaymi Lad A Kid Doctor in the Emergency Department: Adam Gray Drawing Out an Occupation: Francesca Leach What Has Becoming A Doctor Done to Me? : Muna Al-Jawad Muna’s talk is followed by a Q&A with the entire panel.
The theme of this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities was “Tradition, Innovation, and Moral Courage.” The meeting was held October 24-27 in Atlanta, GA. (Photos by Michael Green.) From the abstract for the panel “Graphic Medicine @ Work: Outcomes When the Intervention is a Comic” : The last several years have seen a rise in graphic novels depicting medical experiences and graphic stories used for patient education purposes. A handful of preliminary studies suggest that the use of illustrations on health instructions increase patient engagement with and recollection of the information presented. Three studies further… Read More
This week’s podcast presents Nicola Streeten’s keynote address from the 2013 Brighton Comics & Medicine conference, “Damned if you do, doomed if you don’t: The 21st century ethics of abortion in graphic novel form.” Nicola is introduced by Sue Eckstein. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Nicola’s keynote presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.
Our third panel from Brighton, addressing issues of depression and comics, ethical issues facing medical students, and perceptions of Downs Syndrome. Use the Quicktime players below to view images along with the audio of each presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the entire panel. See link at the end of this post. First up is Marie-Jeanne (MJ) Jacob, presenting her talk, Dark Days: The Ethical Implications Surrounding Depression, and Comics Creation as Retaliation She writes, Two years ago I began to brainstorm a comic discussing depression, as someone who both suffers from… Read More
This first panel from Brighton directly addresses the overall theme of the conference, Ethics Under Cover. Use the Quicktime players below to view images along with the audio of each presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the entire panel. See link at the end of this post. Susan M. Squier presents “Asomatognosia and Anders Nilsen’s BIG QUESTIONS” Anders Nilsen’s comic BIG QUESTIONS, OR ASOMATOGNOSIA: WHOSE HAND IS IT ANYWAY? (Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2011) uses a medical diagnosis as a metaphor to raise ethical questions about death and life, warfare and nurturance,… Read More
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
Juliette McMullin at the University of California, Riverside recently organized a conference titled, “Medical Examinations: Art, Story, Theory.” It was sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society as well as Department of Anthropology. We are honored to share two of the conference keynotes as Graphic Medicine podcasts. First up is Graphic Medicine site co-director, Ian Williams. Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below.
This is Panel 13 from last summer’s Comics & Medicine conference in Toronto. In this episode we will hear from three speakers in two presentations. Both will address medically-relevant themes as they have appeared in mainstream media comics. Use the Quicktime player above to view images along with the audio. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to the audio-only version below. “Facing” illness: what the “funnies” can teach us about caregiver role, response, and needs Sarah Russe and Judith Kaplan-Weinger An overt focus on the effects of illness is still rare in mainstream syndicated comics. One of the… Read More