CMLT398R - Special Topics in Comparative Studies; The Jewish Graphic Novel
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Also offered as ENGL379D and JWST319R. Credit granted for JWST319R, ENGL379D, or CMLT398R.

We will explore the boom in contemporary Jewish graphic novels from all over the world. What defines a Jewish graphic novel? What does a graphic novel accomplish that a conventional novel does not? Can a graphic novel tackle serious issues within the Jewish community, issues such as trauma , sexuality, gender relations, class, and nationalism? We will read the works of Art Spiegelman, Rutu Modan, Leela Corman, Harvey Pekar, and others.