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A Graphic Heroine: Florence Nightingale in Japanese Manga

Florence Nightingale has been a popular figure in Japan for decades. In this talk, Laura Newman will use Nightingale’s many appearances in comic books or manga to explore why she has had such a powerful effect on Japanese culture and nursing. It will be illustrated with colourful examples of manga, including a recent incarnation of Nightingale as a cloned schoolgirl.


Florence Nightingale has been a popular figure in Japan for decades. In this talk, Laura Newman will use Nightingale’s many appearances in comic books or manga to explore why she has had such a powerful effect on Japanese culture and nursing. It will be illustrated with colourful examples of manga, including a recent incarnation of Nightingale as a cloned schoolgirl. Manga books celebrate Nightingale and other historical figures in a way that illuminates how we understand and interpret the heroes of the past.

Laura Newman is currently working towards a collaborative PhD at Kings College London and the Science Museum. She is co-curator of the exhibition The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Celebrity at the Florence Nightingale Museum.

Admission price £8.00 (Members of the Florence Nightingale Museum £5.00) and includes a glass of wine and a chance to view the museum. To book, please contact Katie Edwards on katie@florence-nightingale.co.uk or 020 7620 0374.


Speaker(s):

Laura Newman | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 November 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Florence Nightingale Museum
Gassiot House
2 Lambeth Palace Road
London
SE1 7EW
020 7620 0374
http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk

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Tickets:

Admission price £8.00. (Members of the Florence Nightingale Museum £5.00)

Available from:

katie@florence-nightingale.co.uk or 020 7620 0374

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