This panel from Toronto, “Studio Time in the Literature and Medicine Classroom,” features Susan Squier, Tess Jones, and Scott Smith.
They write of their panel,
“We will present our experiences introducing ‘studio time’–a time dedicated to creating our own comics (text and images)–into classes that are customarily occupied with discussing comics, either as examples of literature or as modes of communication in health care settings. After brief paper, we answer questions and encourage discussion and comments among the attendees.”
Tess Jones is an associate professor in medical humanities who has been studying the rationale for and the impact of incorporating the visual arts, including comics drawing, into medical education. Her talk is titled, “Running the Risk: Studio Thinking in Medical Education.”
Scott Smith is an assistant professor of English whose undergraduate classes on comics have included the opportunity for students to make their own comics individually or in collaboration. His talk is titled, “Reading Comics, Making Comics.”
Susan Squier is a professor of Women’s Studies and English who teaches comics in graduate seminars in those fields. Her talk is titled, “Studio Time in the Literature Classroom.” Ideas from Susan’s presentation in this panel will appear in different form in the upcoming issue of Atrium.
The presentations are followed by a lively discussion. Voices heard include Marsha Hurst, Mita Mahato, Nicola Streeten, MK Czerwiec, and Joyce Farmer.