This one-day interdisciplinary conference aims to explore medical narrative in graphic novels and comics with an emphasis on the stigma of illness, disease or disability, both physical and mental. A subgenre of graphic narrative known as graphic medicine is emerging as a field of interest to both scholars and creators of comics, and members of the healthcare professions are beginning to turn to comics as a source of illness narratives and documents of the patient and carer experience.
healthcare professionals, comics enthusiasts, writers and cartoonists.
300 word proposals for a 20 minute paper should be submitted by
18/07/2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org and notice of
acceptance or rejection may be expected by 1/8/2011
Abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this
order: author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of
abstract. All proposals submitted will receive and acknowledgement. Abstracts
will be blind peer reviewed.
Drs. Columba Quigley, Maria Vaccarella and Ian Williams