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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Israeli comics lecture at Library of Congress - Nov. 6th

Courtesy of Washington DC comics scholar Mike Rhode, who posted this


Drawing both from Judeo-European and American cultures, comics have
been a mainstay of Israeli newspapers and readers' markets since the
early 1930s. Little known outside the Middle East, these comics open
an interesting window into Israeli society, past and present.

Ofer Berenstein will deliver a lecture titled "Israeli Comics: Past and Present" at the Library of Congress at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Montpelier Room, located on the sixth floor of the James
Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave S.E., Washington, D.C.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the Library's Prints and
Photographs Division
, Serial and Government Publications Division and
the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, is
free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Ofer Berenstein is a founding member of the Israeli Comic Book
Readers and Collectors Society. He served in the Israeli Army Home
Front Command as a photographer, graphic designer and editor. He is a
graduate student at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Library of Congress
African/Middle Eastern Reading Room Second floor Thomas Jefferson
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: (202) 707-2905
Fax: (202) 707-9199

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