Still Life


  • Dorothy Woodman University of Alberta
  • Aloys Fleischmann University of Alberta



breast cancer, photography, still life

Author Biographies

Dorothy Woodman, University of Alberta

Dorothy Woodman is a contract instructor at the University of Alberta and Concordia University of Edmonton. Her research focuses on intersectional analysis of medial topics and themes in a variety of texts that include breast cancer representations, graphic memoirs and comic superheroes with cancer. Publications include “Enhancing Learning Cultures Through Inter-Disciplinarity: A Reading Group Pilot Project of Medicine and English Studies” with Tamar Rubin for Keeping Reflection Fresh: A Practical Guide for Clinical Educators; “Breast Reconstructive Surgery” and “Beauty Ideals, 20th-21st Century” for The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast; and “The Waiting,” a poem for Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. She is currently working with Reginald Wiebe on The Cancer Plot: Terminal Immortality in Marvel Comic’s Moral Universe, and with Reisa Klein on “When the Phallus is a ‘Dick’: The Cultural/Material Turn to Breasts” for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Culture.

Aloys Fleischmann, University of Alberta

Aloys Fleischman is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, specializing in Indigenous and Japanese Canadian literatures. He was co-editor of Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State (2011), and has published several articles, including “The Rhetorical Function of Comedy in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11” (Mosaic 2007). He has worked since 2010 as a fashion, portrait and event photographer, most notably as the official photographer for Saskatoon Pride (2010-2015), receiving the Affinity Credit Union “Community Service Special Merit Award” in 2012.




How to Cite

Woodman, D., & Fleischmann, A. (2020). Still Life. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 11(1), 111–115.