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Monday, January 24, 2011

BOO-YAH! Fall 2011: ENGL 3327: Jewish American Literature


Sub-topic "The Graphic Novel." FINALLY, I'm teaching a graphic novels course in the English Department here at UTEP. I'm not Jewish, but there is a rich backlog of texts and articles dealing with comics-and-judaica connections. What an exciting challenge to put together a course list and to have to choose from all the great comics and graphic novels out there!

Expect to see -- for sure! -- a lot of Eisner and Sturm, some Spiegelman, Crumb's Genesis, some Superman comics, some Stan Lee, probably some Kominsky-Crumb. Anyone know if Chris Ware is Jewish? Hey, I'm trying here!

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  • i don't believe chris is Jewish, but i have his e-mail.
    where are the Women?

    By Anonymous mjhollman, at 5:32 PM  

  • Kominsky-Crumb is R. Crumb's wife. Bechdel's mother is Jewish, so I might be able to fit in Fun Home. Vanessa Davis' Make Me a Woman will probably make the list, and Hereville features a Jewish teenage girl, though it is written by mmn (who admits he hates gender roles). So, there will be some females represented.

    By Blogger Bucky C., at 12:12 PM  

  • My favorite movie, or one of them, "Chasing Amy." Affleck, no? Gotta show clips from it!!!!!

    By Anonymous mjhollman, at 3:15 PM  

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