Rel 98 (JST 98) Judaism and Comic Books (4)

Is The Thing Jewish? What does Superman have to do with the bible?  Do Orthodox Jewish girls fight trolls? In this course, we will closely examine comic books and graphic novels in order to expand our understanding of what Jewishness might mean. With a POW! and a BAM!, we will consider many topics “from Krakow to Krypton,” including American Jewish history, how representations of Jews are gendered, global Jewish traditions, monsters and mutations, Jewish baseball players, and more! 

Instructor: 
Jodi Eichler-Levine
Availability: 
Current
Fall
2015