Saturday, November 3, 2007


My university has a book discussion group about Jewish literature in graphic novel format. What a great idea. I can't believe I missed this. Thanks to Anne M. Baker, Archivist at the Missouri State University for alerting The Graphic Classroom. I love it when folks look out for me.

So here's the skinny from the MSU website:

Join us in the Curriculum Resource Center on the second floor of Meyer Library for a five-part reading and discussion series on the theme "Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel.”

The graphic novel is an exciting new form of storytelling. Here, five Jewish artists experiment with words and pictures to tell stories of childhood, war, and desire; to conjure up lost worlds, both real and imaginary; and to contemplate history, myth, and the individual psyche.

All programs will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Curriculum Resource Center, Meyer Library on the Missouri State University campus.

  • Oct 10, 2007 - A Contract with God
  • Nov 14, 2007 - The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
  • Dec 12, 2007 - Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer
  • Feb 13, 2008 - The Quitter
  • Mar 12, 2008 - The Rabbi’s Cat

For further information, see the flier.

Interested readers are encouraged to register by contacting Cherri Jones at 417 836-4546 or

Ms. Mara Cohen Ioannides, Jewish scholar and Instructor of English at Missouri State University, will serve as discussion leader for the series. Refreshments will be served at each event. Parking passes will be included in each participant’s registration packet.

Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature — Identity and Imagination, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible by a grant from Nextbook, the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local support for this program is provided by The Springfield-Greene County Public Library and Springfield Public Schools.

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