Annual Conference Session
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Discussion Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
The medical humanities movement has given rise to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals turning to narrative to better understand the experience of their patients. In turn, caregivers have told their stories and opened up the sometimes insular world inside hospitals for general readers. As graphic novels and nonfiction have broadened and deepened in subject matter, the "Graphic Medicine" movement celebrates the rich works of sequential art that explore the myriad connections between patients, caregivers, stories of healing and stories of loss.
This panel brings together Matthew Noe of Harvard Medical library with Penn State University Press' Graphic Medicine series editor MK Czerwiec, also author and illustrator of Taking Turns: Stories from HIV Care Unit 371, joined by acclaimed cartoonist Ellen Forney, with Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, and French creator Julie Rocheleau, with About Betty's Boob (Boom Studios) a narrative of mastectomy (with gorgeous silent film references