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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Jewish sessions at CSSC 2015

Today (May 7th) is the first day of the annual 2-day Canadian Society for Study of Comics conference, which will be held at the Toronto Reference Library.

The subject matter of the presentations will cover a wide spectrum of formats and content, including those which discuss Jewish comics creators and comics with Jewish content.

Below is a sampling of the "Jewish" presentations.

Thurs., May 7th

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ariela Freeman - Life? Or Theatre? : Charlotte Solomon's Foundational Graphic Narrative

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session A : Crafting Cultural Perspectives

Jaleen Grove - Digested Identity : Jewishness, Oscar Cahen and Magazine Digest, 1944-1946

Aidan Diamond - Tikkun Olam comes to Gotham City : Kate Kane and the Jewish Superhero

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Session B : Creative Direction

Keith Friedlander - Authorship and Editors : Reactions to Karen Berger's Departure from Vertigo

Fri., May 8th

10:00 - 11:30 AM
Session B : Identity & Cultural Politics

Jeff Barnes - The Utility of Editorial Cartoons for Understanding the Palestinian Past : The Case of al-Thawra

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Session B : The Art of Subversion

Robert Hutton - Comics Publishing and Literary Heroism in Harvey Pekar and Dave Sim

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Session B : Traumas

Claire Farley - Miriam Katin's We Are On Our Own and the Double Voice of Memory : The Graphic Genre and the Visualization of Traumatic Memory

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