MLA 2017 – Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness

Mi Pequeño Rincón Eléctrico1.jpg

(C) Carlos Reyes y Ricardo Vega

Participation au Congrès du MLA avec une communication sur Mi Pequeño rincón eléctrico, de Carlos Reyes et Ricardo Vega, et Diagnósticos, de Diego Agrimbau et Lucas Varela.

Saturday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Jessica Gross, St. Louis Coll. of Pharmacy; Leah Misemer, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Speakers: Jeanine Ashforth, Univ. of South Florida; Elizabeth J. Donaldson, New York Inst. of Tech., Old Westbury; Keegan Lannon, Dominican Univ.; Claire Latxague, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3

Session Description:

Panelists explore how the visual medium of comics paradoxically explores invisible mental illnesses by depicting internal emotional and mental states. They also consider the historical relation between comics and mental illness and discuss how comics can create communities of people who feel—or are—invisible within society at large.