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Art SpiegelmanArt Spiegelman Lecture

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Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story.  The book, “an epic story told in tiny pictures,” succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:00 pm
Theatre at the Mount

A World of Ideas in Your Community

Funded by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MWCC Humanities Project strengthens the college’s humanities curriculum; supports collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities; examines the intersection between the humanities and other academic disciplines; and engages MWCC and the community in the discussion of enduring themes from the world’s many cultures and traditions.

Informational flyer on humanities project graphic novel image2019–2020 Theme: Words & Pictures: Exploring Graphic Storytelling

What do the Holocaust, Alzheimer’s, and the Iranian Revolution have in common? They are all serious subject matter treated in a form traditionally associated with superheroes and the funnies. This year’s Humanities Project theme will explore graphic storytelling: its rich history, technical ingenuity, and cultural significance. From prehistoric cave painting to newspaper comic strips, humans have used pictures to tell stories; this year’s theme will focus on some of those stories, culminating in a lecture by Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.

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Image Artist: MWCC Alum, Dylan Safford