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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

London (UK) School of Jewish Studies course starts in 1 week

Jewish Graphic Novels

from the course website at

Date: 20/04/2010 To: 04/05/2010
From: 08:00 PM To: 10:00 PM
(3 evenings - 20 April, 27 April and 4 May)

Course fee: £25.00

Course description :
Comics and graphic novels are an exciting, essentially Jewish medium. They illuminate Jewish identity past and present in extraordinary and moving ways. Open to enthusiasts and complete beginners, this three-part course will explore comics and novels created in Israel, Europe and America. They present powerful modern myths of the Jewish experience and act as a form of contemporary midrash.

Instructor bio :
Ariel Kahn is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Roehampton University, and teaches comics to scriptwriters at Ealing Film Studios. A graduate of Yeshivat Hamivtar (Brovender’s), he is a contributor to The Jewish Graphic Novel, and regularly reviews comics and Graphic novels in the press.

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