21 2015

35th Annual Leo Camp Memorial Lecture

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Wachovia Theatre | Albright College
Reading, PA 19604

35th Annual Leo Camp Memorial Lecture Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:30 PM at Wachovia Theatre, Albright College Lecture and presentation featuring Art Spiegelman “MetaMaus” This is a talk-with-images version of the MetaMaus book with—a focus on answering "why comics?" are the medium Art Spiegelman works in, showing historical and contemporary examples. Spiegelman takes on why the animal metaphor and racial caricature are at the heart of this genocidal project ("Why Mice?"); and talks about why his personal past—rather than, say, a desire to ride current cultural trends toward victim-culture and "holokitsch"—made Maus a necessary work.