Visual research training in comics

Past Training Event, Uncategorized

Poster comics

Thursday 5th November 2015, ICOSS Conference Room

The day included the following sessions:

  1. Seminar discussion of Al-Jawad, M. (2013) ‘Comics are Research: Graphic Narratives as a New Way of Seeing Clinical Practice’ (Matt Cheeseman, University of Sheffield)
  2.  Literary criticism (Alex Broadhead, University of Liverpool)
  3. Applied comics in research drawing on methodologies from the Phoenix project and critiquing Graphic Medicine (Matt Cheeseman, University of Sheffield)
  4. Focus groups and close reading research on the portrayal of mental health in graphic novels (Richard Finn, University of Sheffield).
  5. Public communication (


As well as a number of practical comic expercises.





A storify of the day’s training can be found here: comics-training-day-at-focussheffield


Summer School September 2015

Past Training Event

In September 2015, members of CSCY ran the first WRDTC Advanced Visual Methods Summer School. The summer school was part of the training the White Rose universities (Sheffield, York, Leeds) offers to its doctoral students, and the ideas and concepts were the culmination of ideas, thinking and exchange around the visual and spatial which have happened through CSCY in the last few years. In particular, CSCY convenes a visual methods interest group (convened by CSCY Co-director Dylan Yamada Rice) and a space and place interest group (convened by Lisa Procter and Abi Hackett). Lisa, Dylan and Abi, along with Julia Davies, devised and ran the Visual Methods Summer School.