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Green, Matthew J. A. "‘Keep it Gothic, Man’: Gothic and Graphic Medicine in Ian Williams’s The Bad Doctor." Gothic Studies 25.(2023): 280–99. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3366/gothic.2023.0176
BibTeX citation key: Green2023
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Bad Doctor", Body, Horror, Illness, Medicine, United Kingdom, William. Ian
Creators: Green
Collection: Gothic Studies
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Abstract
Exploring the intersection of Gothic Medicine and Graphic Medicine in Ian William’s graphic novel, The Bad Doctor, this article discusses the ways in which gothic aesthetics, particularly representations of the abject encounter, contribute to an understanding of mental illness whilst also interrogating dominant paradigms within medical discourse. Further, this study suggests that the gothic aspects of comics as a medium contribute to the effectiveness of Gothic Medicine as a genre by offering insight into visual and verbal representations of the body. Detailed close readings indicate that Williams’s work draws a parallel between the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder on an individual level and the hostility toward the Gothic that formed a cornerstone in the foundation of modern medicine as a discipline.
  
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