Lecture: Jewish Women Drawing War

Lecture this Sunday, May 2nd at 4pm Through the lens of the graphic memoir, Professor Laini Kavaloski, examines the ways that contemporary Jewish identity has been shaped by war, memory, and militarization. The works discussed will include Miriam Jobnik! (2008), Sarah Glidden’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (2010), Amy Kurzweil’s Flying Couch (2016), and Julia Alexseyeva’s Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution (2017),  among others. Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88171588627

Professor Kavaloski is Associate Professor of English and Humanities at SUNY Canton where she teaches courses in contemporary American literature, digital media writing, and narrative and mobile games. She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and her M.A. in literature from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research examines rhetorical infrastructures across emerging media genres such as graphic narratives, hybrid storyscapes, and digital games.

Amy sits beneath a film reel of her Bubbe's Holocaust memories (Kurzweil's Flying Couch)