Perspectives on Health and Embodiment in Graphic Narratives
Edited by Lisa DeTora and Jodi Cressman
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Graphic narratives’ singular capacity to represent human embodiment
Comics and other graphic narratives powerfully represent embodied experiences that are difficult to express in language. A group of authors from various countries and disciplines explore the unique capacity of graphic narratives to represent human embodiment as well as the relation of human bodies to the worlds they inhabit. Using works from illustrated scientific texts to contemporary comics across national traditions, we discover how the graphic narrative can shed new light on everyday experiences. Essays examine topics that are easily recognized as anchored in the body as well as experiences like migration and concepts like environmental degradation and compassion that emanate from or impact on our embodied states.
Graphic Embodiments is of interest to
scholars and students across various interdisciplinary fields including comics
studies, gender and sexuality studies, visual and cultural studies, disability
studies and health and medical humanities.
Frederick Luis Aldama (Ohio State University), Jodi Cressman (Dominican
University), Lisa DeTora (Hofstra University), KJ Dykstra (University of
Manitoba), Antonio J. Ferraro (Ohio State University), Carl Fisher (California
State University at Long Beach), Barbara Grüning (University of Milan Bicocca),
Jordana Greenblat (York University), Alison Halsall (York University), Michael
J. Klein (James Madison University), Jeannie Ludlow (Eastern Illinois
University), Lauren Rizzuto (Tufts University), Evelyn Rogers (Moorpark
College), Shreya Sengai (Northeastern University)
This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
Format: Edited volume - ebook
Publication: March 08, 2021
Lisa DeTora is associate professor and director of STEM Writing at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.