A lecture introducing the comics genre called ‘graphic medicine’, one of the fields that is examined closely in the PathoGraphics research project. Susan Squier discussed the issues this genre poses for humanities scholars and described its connections to illness narratives or pathographies (and the related field of narrative medicine). The lecture gave a sense of what it is like to read works of graphic medicine as well as what they can bring to a range of communities by taking a close look at one recently published work, Peter Dunlap-Shohl’s My Degeneration (2015). also addressed were some of the challenges posed by the field of graphic medicine.
28.06.2016 | 17:00
Freie Universität | Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School
Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195, Berlin
Room JK 33/121