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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Graven Images : Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels conference - Boston University

April 11–13, 2008
All conference events will be held in Room 201 on the second floor of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, located at 147 Bay State Road (entrance on Sherborn Street).

Full program may be found online at

The keynote speaker on Friday night (6:00-7:30 pm) will be James Sturm, author-illustrator of The Golem's Mighty Swing.

Of particular interest for those interested in Jewish comics is the Judaism and Identity session scheduled on (of course) Saturday.

Panel 3: Judaism and Identity
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

"Representing Jewish Identities in Joann Sfar’s Graphic Novel The Rabbi’s Cat"
Marla Harris, independent scholar

"Three Faces of the Comic Book Rabbi"
Laurence Roth, Susquehanna University

"Why Not, in Time, a Judeo-American?"
Vincent Gonzalez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

There will also be a panel on Sunday (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) which will include panelists A. David Lewis ( The Lone and Level Sands) and G. Willow Wilson (Cairo)

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