The Somatosphere blog series, Image + Text, seeks to engage the potentiality of graphic narratives as they contribute and transform ways of seeing, and engage the landscape of graphic illness narratives. Posts will include book reviews and a series of essays that seek to create a critical dialog for a “graphic medical anthropology” (Hamdy 2014). While the conversation will be centered on the potential of comics in science, medicine, and anthropology, the editors want to examine the edges of that conversation by attending to ethnographic and illness narrative work that include image and text.
The editors invite submissions for this series from scholars and artists working in the social sciences and humanities of medicine, health, and science as well as from researchers and practitioners in the biosciences and medicine. If you would like to submit an essay or book review, please contact Juliet McMullin with a short (250-500 word) proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the article for full details.
from Ian Williams, “Autography as Auto-Therapy: Psychic Pain and the Graphic Memoir.” Journal of Medical Humanities 2011; 32 (4): 353–366.