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The Jewish Studies Program presents A Lecture by Tahneer Oksman

DRAWING A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN:
JEWISH WOMEN AND COMICS

Thursday September 22, 2016
5:00pm
Grucci Room, 102 Burrowes Building

Comics has become an increasingly popular mode for telling autobiographical stories. In this talk, Tahneer Oksman will focus on the works of a number of contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, including Aline Kominsky Crumb, Vanessa Davis, and Liana Finck, who use the medium to explore identity, and particularly their complicated relationships to Jewishness. In their comics, by creating visual maps of their autobiographical selves, these artists form their own images and associations of what being Jewish in the twentieth and twenty-first century means to them.

Tahneer Oksman is assistant professor and director of the Academic Writing Program at Marymount Manhattan College. She recently published her first book, /"How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?": Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs/, and she regularly writes about women and visual culture for publications including /The Comics Journal/, the /Los Angeles Review of Books/, and /Cleaver Magazine/, where she is the graphic narrative reviews editor.

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