Monday, August 22, 2016

Paul Buhle on Jews and American Comics: Wednesday, October 26th, 2:30-4pm




Wednesday, October 26th, 2:30-4pm: "Jews and American Comics, with a Strong Personal note" by Dr. Paul Buhle, Brown University.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion. Please email Elizabeth (Biz) Nijdam (enijdam@umich.edu) for reading materials. The event will take place in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the MLB (Room 3308). Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

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Jews and American Comics, with a Strong Personal note," Paul Buhle's presentation reaches from giants of the funny pages a century ago, Rube Goldberg and Harry Hershfield (not forgetting the Yiddish comic strips of Samuel Zagat and Zuni Maud) to the Jewish-American comic art of today, Art Spiegelman, Peter Kuper, Lauren Weinstein and Joey Perr, and the on line "Bernie Sanders Comics" organized by the speaker. What are the key points of art and narrative, how have they evolved and what is their meaning within the larger world of comic art? Secrets will be (nearly) revealed.



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