NEAREAST 380 - The Jewish Graphic Novel
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of “graphic novels” concerning Jewish society, history, and religion. This course explores the history of comics through the lens of its Jewish creators and Jewish themes. We learn to interpret this complex art form that combines words and hand-drawn images and translates temporal progression into a spatial form. Reading primarily American, but also European and Israeli graphic novels, our discussions focus on fictional and autobiographical narratives of immigration, conflict, and loss.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Undergraduates. The course is open to all students interested in visual arts, in the comics medium, or in Jewish studies.

Class Format:

Seminar twice weekly

NEAREAST 380 - The Jewish Graphic Novel
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9781897299067
Exit wounds, Author: Modan, Rutu., Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly 2007
ISBN: 0808598538
Maus : a survivor's tale, Author: Spiegelman, Art., Publisher: Pantheon Books 1986
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0679729771
Maus. A survivor's tale : and here my troubles began, Vol.2, Author: Spiegelman, Art., Publisher: Pantheon Books 1991
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0827610084
Megillat Esther, Author: Waldman, J. T., Publisher: Jewish Publication Society 2005
ISBN: 9781560974321
Palestine, Author: Sacco, Joe., Publisher: Fantagraphics Books 2001
ISBN: 9780375422812
The rabbi's cat, Author: Sfar, Joann., Publisher: Pantheon Books 2005
ISBN: 9780060976255
Understanding comics : [the invisible art], Author: McCloud, Scott, 1960-, Publisher: HarperPerennial 1994
ISBN: 0062291629
A bintel brief : love and longing in old new york, Author: Finck, Liana., Publisher: Ecco Press 2014
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