The Lockdown Chronicles 34: Susan

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Susan chips in.
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Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She wrote extensively about photography, culture and media, cancer, AIDS and illness, human rights, and other topics [Wikipedia entry].

Text sources: Text sources: speech balloon in panel 1, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, May 8, 2020, as quoted by Human Rights Watch (12 May 2020); captions in panels 1-3: Human Rights Watch (12 May 2020) Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide, available via https://www.hrw.org/; speech balloons in panels 2-4: Sontag, Susan (1989). AIDS and Its Metaphors. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.

Source image: photograph of Susan Sontag in her home in 1979, CC-BY Lynn Gilbert, via Wikimedia Commons. © Lynn Gilbert. This comic strip CC-BY-NC-SA

References

Human Rights Watch (12 May 2020) Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide, available via https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/12/covid-19-fueling-anti-asian-racism-and-xenophobia-worldwide [Accessed 28 May 2020]

Sontag, S. (1989) AIDS and Its Metaphors. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. Scanned version available via Monoskop at https://monoskop.org/File:Susan_Sontag_AIDS_and_Its_Metaphors_1989.pdf [PDF]. [Accessed 28 May 2020]

Gilbert, L. (1979).Photograph of Susan Sontag in her home. CC-BY Lynn Gilbert, via Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Susan_Sontag_1979_%C2%A9Lynn_Gilbert.jpg  © Lynn Gilbert. [Accessed 28 May 2020]

The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at https://epriego.blog/tag/the-lockdown-chronicles/.