September 23, 2008

Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel

Rabbi's Cat

Dr. Arthur Lesley, Series Scholar

Arthur Lesley earned a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is currently an associate professor of Hebrew language and literature at Baltimore Hebrew University. Dr. Lesley has led previous Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature  discussion groups for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Baltimore Hebrew University, and McDaniel College. 

Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel

Join us for a free five-part reading and discussion series called “Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel.” This series, a collaboration between the Goucher College Library and Baltimore County Public Library, will explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of five contemporary graphic novels. Read an essay on these books by Prof. Jeremy Dauber.

All sessions will take place on Sunday afternoons at the Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson, Maryland. Each meeting will begin at 2 PM, and will probably conclude between 3:30 and 4 PM. Dr. Arthur Lesley, Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at Baltimore Hebrew University, will lead a discussion of the book at each session.  See the Nextbook site for short summaries of these novels.

For more information or to register for this book discussion series, call (410) 337-6362 or e-mail Peter McCarthy

Discussion Schedule

October 12
A Contract With God,  by Will Eisnar

October 26
The Complete Maus,  by Art Spiegelman

November 9
Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer,  by Ben Katchor

November 23
The Quitter,  by Harvey Pekar

December 7
The Rabbi's Cat,  by Joann Star

Presented by Nextbook and the Americam Library Association        


Media Contact
Jim Huff
Reference/Instruction Librarian