Graphic Embodiments

Graphic Embodiments

Perspectives on Health and Embodiment in Graphic Narratives Lisa DeTora, Jodi Cressman. physical work, “demanding and rewarding mental flexibility and nervous stamina.” Our authors see the physical effort of reading as an embodied and ...

Author: Lisa DeTora

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789462702677

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 212

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Comics and other graphic narratives powerfully represent embodied experiences that are difficult to express in language. A group of authors from various countries and disciplines explore the unique capacity of graphic narratives to represent human embodiment as well as the relation of human bodies to the worlds they inhabit. Using works from illustrated scientific texts to contemporary comics across national traditions, we discover how the graphic narrative can shed new light on everyday experiences. Essays examine topics that are easily recognized as anchored in the body as well as experiences like migration and concepts like environmental degradation and compassion that emanate from or impact on our embodied states. Graphic Embodiments is of interest to scholars and students across various interdisciplinary fields including comics studies, gender and sexuality studies, visual and cultural studies, disability studies and health and medical humanities.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

The Language of Comics: Word and Image. Jackson: University Press of ... Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body. ... Williams, I. (2011) Autography as auto-therapy: Psychic pain and the graphic memoir.

Author: Elisabeth El Refaie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190678173

Category: Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc

Page: 241

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Metaphors help us understand abstract concepts, emotions, and social relations through the concrete experience of our own bodies. Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), which dominates the field of contemporary metaphor studies, is centered on this claim. According to this theory, correlations in the way the world is perceived in early childhood (e.g., happy/good is up, understanding is seeing) persist in our conceptual system, influencing our thoughts throughout life at a mostly unconscious level. What happens, though, when ordinary embodied experience is disrupted by illness? In this book, Elisabeth El Refaie explores how metaphors change according to our body's alteration due to disease. She analyzes visual metaphor in thirty-five graphic illness narratives (book-length stories about disease in the comics medium), re-examining embodiment in traditional CMT and proposing the notion of "dynamic embodiment." Building on recent strands of research within CMT and engaging relevant concepts from phenomenology, psychology, semiotics, and media studies, El Refaie demonstrates how the experience of our own bodies is constantly adjusting to changes in our individual states of health, socio-cultural practices, and the modes and media by which we communicate. This fundamentally interdisciplinary work also proposes a novel classification system of visual metaphor, based on a three-way distinction between pictorial, spatial, and stylistic metaphors. This approach will enable readers to advance knowledge and understanding of phenomena involved in shaping our everyday thoughts, interactions, and behavior.
Categories: Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc

The Logic of Design Process

The Logic of Design Process

The further conceptions drawn from the phaneral content of the generated idea will range from thought experiments to sketches, written notes, and crude indications made on paper, up to more elaborated graphic embodiments, such as more ...

Author: Tiago da Costa e Silva

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839443774

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

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What is the logic of design process? Departing from this question, Tiago da Costa e Silva investigates the characteristic feature of every projective activity, for instance, in architecture, design, engineering design, and in the arts. In opposition to predominant views that understand design processes as mechanical and deterministic, this study, with the help of the semiotics of Charles S. Peirce, characterizes design activities as continuous and serendipitous interplays of esthetic and abductive processes that define rules and manifest forms. Tiago da Costa e Silva concludes that invention and discovery, manifested in the form of processes of abduction, actively pervade every development in any given context of design process.
Categories: Architecture

Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications

Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications

In order to overcome limitations of a purely virtual or physical embodiment while taking advantage of both, some researchers propose the mixed reality agent [32] that superimposes the virtual embodiment onto the physical one [25].

Author: Yongtian Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811399176

Category: Computers

Page: 727

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Conference on Image and Graphics Technologies and Applications, IGTA 2019, held in Beijing, China in April, 2019. The 66 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 152 submissions. They provide a forum for sharing progresses in the areas of image processing technology; image analysis and understanding; computer vision and pattern recognition; big data mining, computer graphics and VR, as well as image technology applications.
Categories: Computers

A Site of Struggle

A Site of Struggle

... into graphic embodiments of a people in order to communicate information otherwise reduced to depersonalized, often illegible statistics.9 These are graphic abstractions, and as such these works enact the full scope of that term: ...

Author: Sampada Aranke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691209272

Category: Art

Page: 137

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Examines the vast array of art produced by African Americans in response to the continuing impact of anti-Black violence and how it is used to protest, process, mourn and memorialize those events.
Categories: Art

Iron Binding Proteins Advances in Research and Application 2013 Edition

Iron Binding Proteins   Advances in Research and Application  2013 Edition

“According to various embodiments of the present invention, the identification of error factors in either of the ... 2 is a graph illustrating changes in toner density during calibration processes in accordance with embodiments 1 and 2; ...

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781490101392

Category: Medical

Page: 358

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Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ferritins. The editors have built Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ferritins in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Categories: Medical

Strategic Interventions in Mental Health Rhetoric

Strategic Interventions in Mental Health Rhetoric

Her interests in medical humanities and embodiment seminars have led to book chapters on ... as well as two coedited volumes, Bodies in Transition in the Health Humanities (Routledge 2020) and Graphic Embodiments (Leuven 2021).

Author: Lisa Melonçon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000534962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Offering rhetorically informed strategic interventions, this innovative collection moves beyond critiques of mental health issues, problems, and care. With sections that focus on methodological, cultural and legal, and pedagogical interventions, readers will find an engaging discussion of a discrete mental health phenomenon as well as a clear interventional takeaway in each chapter. Contributors make use of critical discourse analyses, ethnographic inquiries, autoethnographic inquiries, case studies, and textual analyses to engage such mental health research topics as postpartum depression among Chinese mothers; insanity pleas; anosognosia; issues of intimacy, access, and embodiment in research projects; community support groups; Black mental health; women in Alcoholics Anonymous; and mental health in faculty workshops and university online health tools. The authors and editors create scholarship on mental health that explicitly builds productive methodological, theoretical, and practical bridges among scholars and teachers in the various specialties of writing and communication. This collection will interest scholars, students, and practitioners in health and medical humanities; rhetoric of health and medicine; health communication; medical anthropology; scientific and technical communication; disability studies; and rhetorical studies generally.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mathematics in Medicine and the Life Sciences

Mathematics in Medicine and the Life Sciences

Functions , 155-183 algebraic , 160 , 175-176 , 240-241 graphic embodiments of , 175 applied mathematics and , 158 approximation to , 248-249 biomedical embodiments of , 159–160 Boolean ( see Boolean functions ) classification ...

Author: George Robert Stibitz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4284973

Category: Biomathematics

Page: 400

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Categories: Biomathematics

The Textual Condition of Nineteenth Century Literature

The Textual Condition of Nineteenth Century Literature

Moreover literary works are distinguished by the fact that in their textual embodiments this relationship tends to be ... text is made present to us—what Frankel terms the 'graphic embodiment or visual semiosis of the text' (5).

Author: Josephine Guy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136471926

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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In this important new book, Guy and Small develop a new account of literary creativity in the late nineteenth century, one that combines concepts generated by text-theorists concerning the embodied nature of textuality with the empirical insights of text-editors and book historians. Through these developments, which the authors term the ‘textual turn,’ this study examines the textual condition of nineteenth-century literature. The authors explore works by Dickens, Wilde, Hardy, Yeats, Swinburne, FitzGerald, Pater, Arnold, Pinero and Shaw, connecting questions about what a work textually ‘is’ with questions about why we read it and how we value it. The study asks whether the textual turn places us in a stronger position to analyze the value of a nineteenth-century text—not for readers of the nineteenth century, but of the twenty-first. The authors argue that this issue of value is central to their discipline.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Refractive Errors Advances in Research and Treatment 2013 Edition

Refractive Errors   Advances in Research and Treatment  2013 Edition

“In some of these embodiments the aperture stop is located between the second and third optical elements of the second optical group. ... 5A presents a graph of field aberration data for the embodiment of FIG. 1; “FIG.

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781481692076

Category: Medical

Page: 327

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Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Myopia in a concise format. The editors have built Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Myopia in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Categories: Medical