Annotated bibliography of German-language comics dealing with themes of illness and disability
(collected by Alexandra Hummel)
Successful funding bid to research graphic art and activism
In collaboration with Caroline Bland, senior lecturer in German at The University of Sheffield in the UK, Nina Schmidt will explore „Graphische Kunst und Feminismus heute und vor 100 Jahren“ this summer. Their joint project is made possible by generous funding provided by the Dahlem Humanities Center (Dahlem Junior Host Program). It enables Caroline Bland to come to Berlin in June/ July 2019 and the two researchers to visit libraries, museums and archives together in order to explore connections between the British suffrage art movement of the turn of the century and visual art by German female artists from around the same time, as well as look into possible lineages linking the visual activism of the first wave of feminism with contemporary feminist politics as expressed in comics today.
PathoGraphics project extended!
We are pleased and proud to announce that the Einstein Foundation Berlin has approved a two-year extension to the PathoGraphics project. Now prolonged until February 2021, Einstein Visiting Fellow Susan Merrill Squier and the FU-based academic team will continue their research on the aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in both contemporary comics and literature.
Over the next two years, PathoGraphics plans to look further into the social embeddedness of illness experiences, particularly in written and drawn narratives of loss relating to trauma, bereavement and dementia. The team also looks forward to establishing closer bonds with the Charité Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine.