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Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution (A three-day event)

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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Comics in Academia?!

A three-day event with the author-artist team who created 
Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
 
February 5-7
UCI Illuminations Event Series
 
 
Individual event details below.

 

 

February 05, 2019 – Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution – 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. – Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Colloquium Room

February 06, 2019 – Film-Screening of “The Making of Lissa: Behind the Scenes”  – 4:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. – UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom

February 07, 2019 – Comics as Ethnographic Method  – 3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m. – Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1321

 

Lissa, coauthored by UCI anthropologist Sherine Hamdy, brings anthropological research to life in fictional comic form, combining scholarly insights and accessible, visually-rich storytelling to foster greater understanding of global politics, inequalities, and solidarity.

Lissa follows the paths of two young girls, Anna and Layla, who strike up an unlikely friendship in Cairo that crosses class, cultural, and religious divides. Their friendship is put to the test when each faces a medical crisis that reveal stark differences in their perspectives…until revolutionary unrest in Egypt changes their lives forever. Using the grammar of comics – page, panel, gutters, image, dialogue, captions – to render ethnographic research in a multi-modal format, the authors have collaborated with artists to transform their research on kidney disease in Egypt, and breast cancer genetic screening in the US into a compelling human story about mortality, risk, and hope across cultures. 

Authors include Hamdy and Coleman Nye, assistant professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies, Simon Fraser Institute. Illustrated by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer.

For further information, please contact Cory Hodges, hodgesc@uci.edu.

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Start:
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End:
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
https://www.socsci.uci.edu/newsevents/events/2019/2019-02-05-lissa.php