Keywords and Keyimages in Graphic Medicine

Panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021 | 10:15-11:30am

Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum

I will be presiding over a session at the MLA conference in 2021 that will demonstrate graphic medicine in action using a keywords and keyimages framework. We will have six lightning presentations on examples of verbal and visual tropes illustrating the formal elements, theoretical concepts, practical and pedagogical tools, and health and illness politics of the field of graphic medicine. Please join us!

Tracing of mirror frame from Alison Bethel’s Are You My Mother?


‘And None of It Fits inside Panels’: Graphic Silence in Graphic Medicine

Briana Martino, Simmons University

The Therapeutic Performance in, and of, Ian Williams’s The Bad Doctor

Anna Mukamal, Stanford University

Dialogic Diagnostics

Elizabeth J. Donaldson, New York Institute. of Technology, Old Westbury

Sustainable Wellness in Seven Generations

Rosemary J. Jolly, Penn State University, University Park

Assembly: The Work of Grief

Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College

‘Birthgiving’ Comics and Women’s Reproductive Rights in South Korea

Haejoo Kim, Syracuse University