HJCS 192 - First Year Seminar in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
Section: 001 The Jewish Graphic and Photographic Novel
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies (HJCS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Course Note:
First year seminar to be offered on special topics. Courses would not be part of the permanent curriculum, but offered by visiting faculty or permanent faculty for special purposes.
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Are the Jews the people of the graphic book? Can the Bible be rendered as comics? Did Jewish immigrants invent American superheroes? This seminar explores the poignant and oftentimes subversive ways in which graphic art and photography reconfigure canonical Jewish texts and address pivotal events in twentieth century Jewish history. Reading American, European, and Israeli novels, we will pay attention to the complex relationships between text and image, narrative and visual surface. The juxtaposition of graphic novels and novels that incorporate photographs will also allow us to consider the different claims made by these works to the status of documentary or non-fiction.

HJCS 192 - First Year Seminar in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1897299834
Exit wounds, Author: Rutu Modan ; translation by Noah Stollman., Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly 1st softco 2008
ISBN: 9780060976255
Understanding comics : the invisible art, Author: McCloud, Scott, 1960-, Publisher: HarperPerennial 1994
ISBN: 0393061027
The book of Genesis, Author: illustrated by R. Crumb., Publisher: W.W. Norton 1st ed. 2009
ISBN: 0312282990
The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay : a novel, Author: Michael Chabon., Publisher: Picador Picador ed 2001
ISBN: 0394747232
Maus : a survivor's tale, Author: Art Spiegelman., Publisher: Pantheon Books 1st ed. 1986
ISBN: 0679729771
Maus II : a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began, Author: Art Spiegelman., Publisher: Pantheon Books 1st ed. 1991
ISBN: 1896597203
We are on our own : a memoir, Author: by Miriam Katin., Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly 1st hardco 2006
ISBN: 0375714642
The rabbi's cat, Author: Joann Sfar ; color by Brigitte Findakly ; [translated by Alexis Siegel and Anjali Singh]., Publisher: Pantheon Books 1st Americ 2007
ISBN: 156097432X
Palestine, Author: Joe Sacco., Publisher: Fantagraphics 3rd printi 2005
ISBN: 0827607881
Megillat Esther, Author: [J. T. Waldman, orig. transl., art, calligraphy. Elisha Solmes, Engl. letters. Michelle Pierce, cover design]., Publisher: Jewish Publication Society 1st ed. 2005
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