Body Themes in Manga Art

  • Discussion
  • British Sign Language
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Viewing Room event, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join Dr Alice Vernon, who will be discussing dramatic images of bodies and their extreme variations in manga art. Drawing on Wellcome Collection material, Alice will explore the ways in which a body can be portrayed, whether that’s as an example of the fantastical, the robotic, or the vulnerable. 

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

About your speaker

Photograph of Dr Alice Vernon

Dr Alice Vernon

Dr Alice Vernon teaches Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. She is interested in comics and manga, 19th-century medicine, and scientific and cultural depictions of sleep and dreams. She has had journal articles published in Performance Research, Excursions, and The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and is currently working on a popular non-fiction book about sleep disorders.