"Forward--The Visual Culture of the Queer in the Clinic." Journal of Medical Humanities, 2013.

Sharrona Pearl

This short essay provides an overview of the Visual Studies section of the special issue “Queer in the Clinic.” Addressing the impact of visual culture on queer experiences in the clinic, the author offers thoughts on the graphic artwork of Edie Fake and Brain Cremins’s essay included in this issue. Arguing that contemporary and historical visual assessments of the LGBTQ clinical subject are vital contributors to queer bioethical debates, she explains relevant concepts such as “radical somatic transformation,” “the nature of bodily possibility,” and Walter Benjamin’s “world of secret affinities."

Published in Volume 34, Issue 2, pages 299-300