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Visualizing Jewish Narrative


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Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword Danny Fingeroth Introduction: Visualizing Jewish Narrative Derek Parker Royal Part 1: Picturing Jewish Identity 1. Thinly Disguised (Autobio)Graphical Stories: Will Eisner's Life, In Pictures Lan Dong 2. "Not a Word for Little Girls!": Knowledge, Word, and Image in Leela Corman's Unterzakhn Tahneer Oksman 3. Jewish Sexualities in J.T. Waldman's Megillat Esther Matt Reingold 4. "You Wouldn't Shoot Your Fellow Jews": Jewish Identity & Nostalgia in Joann Sfar's Klezmer, Nicole Wilkes Goldberg and James Goldberg 5. Feiffer's Jewish Voice Ira B. Nadel 6. There Goes the Neighbourhookd: Cycling Ethnoracial Tensions in Will Eisner's Dropsie Avenue Derek Parker Royal Part 2: Jewish Engagements With Comic Genres 7. Marvel Comics and the Golem Legend Robert G. Weiner 8. "America Makes Strange Jews": Superheroes and Jewish Masculinity in Howard Chaykin's Dominic Fortune Brannon Costello 9. Converting Schmaltz Into Chicken Fat: Will Elder and the Judaization of American Comedy, Daniel Bronstein 10. The Third Temple: Alternative Realities' Depiction of Israel in Israeli Comics and What it Tells Us About Political Consensus in Israeli Society Ofer Bernstein Part 3: Jewish Comics, The Holocaust, and Trauma 11. The Search: A Graphic Narrative for Beginning to Teach About the Holocaust Wendy Stallard Flory 12.Picturing "The Holiest Thing": Joe Kubert's Children of the Warsaw Ghetto Samantha Baskind 13. Trauma in Gaza: Israeli Image Through the Eye of the Graphic Novelist Ellen Rosner Feig 14. "To Night the Ensilenced World": The Challenges of Intervocal Representation in Second-Generation Narratives of Witnessing Jean-Philippe Marcoux Part 4: Reperesentations of Israel, Biblical Text, and Legend 15. The Art of Persuasion and Propaganda: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Comic Books and Graphic Novels Catherine Michel 16. Strange Encounters in Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds and "Jamilti" Stephen E. Tabachnick 17. The "Outsider": Neil Gaiman and the Old Testament Cyril Camus 18. Jewish Giants: Nephilim, Rephaim and the IDF Tof Eklund Afterword Arie Kaplan Bibliography

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Explores Jewish comics creators' tackling of themes such as Jewish identity, the Holocaust and the Israel/Palestine conflict, with chapters by leading and emerging scholars in contemporary comic book studies.

About the Author

Derek Parker Royal is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, and he is the founder and former Executive Editor of Philip Roth Studies. He is also the cofounder, cohost, and producer of The Comics Alternative, a podcast network bridging scholarly inquiry with comics fandom.

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