Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 6: The Gaze, Part Two: Complicated + Resisted

Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson and e jackson.

Episode 6: Jumping off of the last episode, Cathy + e complicate their discussion about ‘the gaze.’ They revisit Laura Mulvey’s original ‘male gaze’ definition +  its criticisms. Lesbian, black, female, transgender, imperial + medical gaze theories are discussed, which broaden the conversation + offer resistance.

Contact: drawingadialogue@gmail.com, Twitter

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Episode Citation (chronologically as mentioned in podcast):

  • Episode 5 of Drawing a Dialogue for citation on Lacan, Freud, Mulvey + Foucault - Link
  • Interview with Laura Mulvey by Roberta Sassatelli - Link
  • hooks, bell. (1992). Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston: South End Press.
  • Dobinson, C., & Young, K. (2000). Popular Cinema and Lesbian Interpretive Strategies. Journal of Homosexuality, 40(2), 97-122.
  • E. Ann Kaplan - Routledge
  • Aevee Bee - Mammon Machine Blog
  • Julia Serano - Trans-misogyny primer
  • E Jessica Groothis - The TransAdvocate
  • Imogen Binnie - Imogen Watches Classic Films
  • Mey Rude - Autostraddle
  • Wilchins, R. A. (2006). What does it cost to tell the truth. In The Transgender Studies Reader. Routledge.
  • Meredith Talusan - BuzzFeed (content warning)
  • Singer, T. B. (2006). From the Medical Gaze to Sublime Mutations: the ethics of (re)viewing non-normative body images. In The Transgender Studies Reader. Routledge.
  • Dru Pagliassotti, Kazumi Nagaike & Mark McHarry (2013) Editorial: Boys’ Love manga special section, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4:1, 1-8
  • Uli Meyer (2013) Drawing from the body – the self, the gaze and the other in Boys’ Love manga, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4:1, 64-81
  • Kathryn Hemmann - Transformative Works and Cultures

Letters To The Editor:

What Are We Reading?:

  • Serano, J. (2007) Whipping girl: A transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press.
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight by Rin Mikimoto

Special thanks to O Horvath for research help!

Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 5: The Gaze, Power + Critical Engagement

Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson and e jackson.

Episode 5: In this episode, Cathy + e talk about the critical theory 'the gaze.' They recount the gaze's history, its applications in comics culture, and how the theory can be used in art education to teach students how to critically engage with their role as a viewer.

Contact: drawingadialogue@gmail.com, Twitter

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Artwork by e jackson.

Artwork by e jackson.

Episode Citation (chronologically as mentioned in podcast):

  • Lacan, J., & Miller, J.-A. (1986). The four fundamental concepts of psycho-analysis. Harmondsworth: Penguin. (original French publication 1973, first English publication 1978)
  • Theories of Media - University of Chicago
  • Laura Mulvey - PDF
  • Foucault, Michel. "Discipline and Punish, Panopticism." In Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, edited by Alan Sheridan, 195-228. New York: Vintage Books, 1977. Original Publication: Surveiller et Punir, 1975 - Link
  • Longhurst, B., Smith, G., Bagnall, G., Crawford, G., & Ogborn, M. (2017). Introducing cultural studies (3rd ed.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Silverman, K. (1996). The threshold of the visible world. New York: Routledge.
  • hooks, bell. (1992). Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston: South End Press. - Penn State
  • Berger, J., Dibb, M., & BBC Enterprises. (1972). Ways of seeing. London: BBC Enterprises.
  • Suzanne Scott - PDF
  • The Hawkeye Initiative - Link (sexual content warning)
  • Gail Simone - Women In Refrigerators
  • Wertham, F. (1954). Seduction of the innocent. New York: Rinehart.
  • Suzanne Scott, “Fangirls in Refrigerators: The Politics of (In)visibility in Comic Book Culture,” Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 13 (2013): - Link
  • Trina Robbins - Image & Narrative
  • Traf, L. (2004). Art Interpretation as Subject Constitution Research on the Role of Critical Art History in Teacher Education. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 23(1), 26-34.
  • Definition of "semiotics" from Longhurst et al., see above.
  • McCloud, S. (1994). Understanding comics: [the invisible art]. New York: HarperPerennial.
  • Duncum, P. (2010). Seven Principles for Visual Culture Education. Art Education, 63(1), 6-10.
  • Melissa Crum - YouTube
  • Crum, M. C. (2012). Reasserting Humanity Through the Liberatory Gaze. Journal Of Social Theory In Art Education, (32), 56-69.
  • Mitchell, A. a. (2010). Distributed identity: networking image fragments in graphic memoirs. Studies In Comics, 1(2), 257-279.
  • National Art Education Association. (2014). National Visual Art Standards Custom Handbook.

Letters To The Editor:

  • Yasha Lizard Buys a Painting by Kristina Stipetic - Link

Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 4: The Wertham Special

Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson and e jackson.

Episode 4: Infamously known as the author of the 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent + blamed for the demise of the Golden Age of comics, German psychiatrist Fredric Wertham is more than a censorship scapegoat. Cathy + e discuss his career as a medical psychiatrist, advocate for African American mental healthcare, + talk about the biases + legitimacies behind this controversial figure.

Contact: drawingadialogue@gmail.com, Twitter

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Artwork by e jackson.

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Episode Citation (chronologically as mentioned in podcast):

  • Wertham, F. (1954). Seduction of the innocent. New York: Rinehart.
  • Petersen, R. S. (2011). Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • "90% of children" - Tilley, C. L. (2012). “Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics.” Information & Culture, (4), 383-413. doi:10.7560/IC47401
  • Gabriel N. Mendes, Under the Strain of Color - Cornell University Press
  • Gabriel N. Mendes, interview - New Books Network
  • Bart Beaty, Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture - University Press of Mississippi
  • "Reflections on “Emil Kraepelin: Icon and Reality”." American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(3), pp. 300–301
  • Lerner, R. M. (1986). Concepts and theories of human development. New York: Random House.
  • "Behaviorism," this was a definition from my professor at Brown University -Cathy G.
  • Scientific racism - Wikipedia
  • Nyberg, A. K. (1998). Seal of approval: the history of the comics code. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Tilley PDF - Academia
  • Tof Eklund - ImageTexT
  • Anastasi, Anne. (1958). Heredity, environment, and the question “How?. Psychological review. 65. 197-208. 10.1037/h0044895.
  • García Coll, Cynthia & Lamberty, Gontran & Jenkins, Renee & Pipes McAdoo, Harriet & Crnic, Keith & Wasik, Barbara & Vazquez Garcia, Heidie. (1996). An Integrative Model for the Study of Developmental Competencies in Minority Children. Child development. 67. 1891-914. 10.2307/1131600. - PDF
  • Precious Stephens - gnovis
  • Killing Us Softly - Link
  • American Psychological Association (correction: in the podcast, we say "Psychology Today") - Albert Bandura, Violence in the Media