Explore Comics and Jewish Culture with IIJSOctober 22, 2013
The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies is receiving a grant award to host Tent: Comics, a weeklong seminar in January 2014 that explores the connection between Jewishness and comics with some of the most notable comics creators in the field.
Tent: Comics will bring twentysomethings together at the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies of Columbia University to explore the connection between Jewishness and comics with some of the most notable comic creators in the field, thanks to the generosity of TENT, a program of the Yiddish Book Center.
Tent seminars are one-week, intensive workshops across the US and Canada predicated on the idea that a commitment to culture can be a portal into deeper and more inspired Jewish self-awareness.
"We're delighted to be partnering with Tent to bring an intellectually intensive, culturally wide-ranging, and creatively inspirational program to Columbia," said Jeremy Dauber, director of Columbia's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and the lead scholar on the program. "Columbia's location in New York City has always made it the natural place to explore the history of one of the most fertile cultural media of the last century, as well as the story of the American Jewish writers, artists, and readers who made that media's success possible. Comics and graphic novels reflect on the Jewish story as well as being a part of it, and we're going to try to tackle both of those aspects in our program."
At Tent: Comics, participants, aged 21-30, will read and discuss comics while exploring the roles of Jews in the comic book industry from the first comic strips to the graphic novel.
Participants must apply to Tent. Only twenty applicants will be selected for each session. Tent is offered free to accepted applicants (lodging, most meals, tickets, and more). Participants are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the host city. Applications for Tent: Comics are due November 24, 2013. The program is contingent on enrollment.
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