• February 27
  • Walker Center Room 151 at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City
  • February 27, 2018
  • Category: Libraries/Literature

Event Details

  • February 27, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Free
  • Free, donations appreciated


Event Description

Oklahoma City comics scholar and maker Steve Gooch presents Art Spiegelman's MAUS. MAUS is based on Speigelman’s attempts to understand and represent the story of his father, a survivor of the WWII Holocaust. Personal elements from the author’s adult life are woven with his father’s memories, which are depicted as cat-and-mouse cartoon drawings that offer their own commentary on the ethnic persecution in Europe. Spiegelman has become a respected figure of the avant-garde in “art comics” and autobiographical graphic narrative. The depictions in this story will add new layers to readers’ understandings of a familiar history because of its intimate location within this family story and its innovative visual representations. This presentation is a part of the Oklahoma Humanities Let's Talk About It Oklahoma "War, Not War, and Peace: A Pulitzer Prize Centennial Series." All are welcome to attend.

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