Psychographics: Graphic Memoirs and Psychiatric Disability

Elizabeth Donaldson juxtaposes the linkage of psychosis and violence in the superhero comics tradition with representations of mental illness in contemporary graphic memoirs. This new tradition of illness memoirs in comics helps to make a maligned disability experience (psychosis) publicly legible in innovative and potentially liberating ways.

Speaker:  Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Associate Professor of English and Director, Medical Humanities Program at New York Institute of Technology and Editor, Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health; Co-editor, The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability

 

In collaboration with the Disability Studies Program.

 

 

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time: 9:35 a.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

 

Free and open to the public

 

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cost:

Free

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Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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