Library EventPOSTPONED: Why we need Art Spiegelman’s MAUS in Holocaust education

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

09/29/2022 12:30pm 09/29/2022 1:30pm POSTPONED: Why we need Art Spiegelman’s MAUS in Holocaust education NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for October 25. A talk by University of Iowa professor Elke Heckner Each survivor generation has created its own powerful representation of the Holocaust. As such, Art Spiegelman’s 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel MAUS exemplifies the second-generation point of view. A Tennessee school board has recently banned MAUS—which narrates the story of Spiegelman’s father Vladek, a first-generation survivor in conversation with his second-generation son. During this talk you will learn how to interpret difficult content in Spiegelman’s graphic novel, get a grasp on some of the issues that have set off misunderstandings about MAUS, and recognize the importance of giving voice to the experience of sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors. After this talk, you will be able to explain why MAUS is especially important for Holocaust education in schools. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library refmail@icpl.org America/Chicago public

In-person event + Livestream
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NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for October 25.

A talk by University of Iowa professor Elke Heckner

Each survivor generation has created its own powerful representation of the Holocaust. As such, Art Spiegelman’s 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel MAUS exemplifies the second-generation point of view. A Tennessee school board has recently banned MAUS—which narrates the story of Spiegelman’s father Vladek, a first-generation survivor in conversation with his second-generation son.

During this talk you will learn how to interpret difficult content in Spiegelman’s graphic novel, get a grasp on some of the issues that have set off misunderstandings about MAUS, and recognize the importance of giving voice to the experience of sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors. After this talk, you will be able to explain why MAUS is especially important for Holocaust education in schools.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

Contact Information

Group Name: UI Debate on Spiegelman's Maus

Group Type: Non-profit citizen's groups

Primary Contact Name: Elke Heckner

Primary Contact Phone: 443-468-4518

Secondary Contact Name: Rebekah Podolefsky

Secondary Contact Phone: 319-467-4852

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: UI Dept of German

Cosponsor Name: Elke Heckner

Cosponsor Phone: 443-468-4518