Presentation Type

Presentation

Date

2020-03-28

Description

Graphic medicine is frequently based upon autobiographical narratives that are ontologically unsound. Graphic medicine uses visual and verbal media (and their hybrid form) to present information but how ontologically sound are these media and their hybrids? Medical narrative relies upon chronological and temporal obedience which graphic narrative both simulates and deconstructs. Autobiographical narratives frequently rely upon authenticating paratexts which appear absent in graphic medicine texts.

To view a recording of this presentation and the panel discussion, see Panel D: Pushing Boundaries.

Keywords

graphic medicine, comics, cartoons, autobiography, narrative, ontology

DOI

10.13028/gerh-vr88

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Mar 28th, 12:30 PM

Diagnosing the Invisible: Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles and the Ontology of Graphic Medicine

Graphic medicine is frequently based upon autobiographical narratives that are ontologically unsound. Graphic medicine uses visual and verbal media (and their hybrid form) to present information but how ontologically sound are these media and their hybrids? Medical narrative relies upon chronological and temporal obedience which graphic narrative both simulates and deconstructs. Autobiographical narratives frequently rely upon authenticating paratexts which appear absent in graphic medicine texts.

To view a recording of this presentation and the panel discussion, see Panel D: Pushing Boundaries.