For any of you in the Washington, DC area, “The Visual Culture of Medicine and its Objects” is a symposium that will be held at Georgetown University on September 23rd. Note that you must email to register. Thanks to Linda Raphael for the tip.
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. Medical students have used the (currently common) term “closure” to express what they desire but find lacking in texts. While they do not always demand a “happy” ending, they at least want to feel that the text is “complete.” The graphic text, I will argue, has several advantages over traditional prose texts in resisting closure and demanding that the reader “work through” the events. One edge results from the need for the reader to fill… Read More