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November 13, 2017
 
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Levermore Global Scholars, Collaboration Project, African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Department of Art and Art History, Department of English, Diversity

A Conversation on History, Memoir and Identity through the Lens of Comics and Graphic Novels

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On Monday, September 18, Thi Bui and Jonathan W. Gray came together to discuss history, race, representation and identity through the lens of comics and graphic novels. Thi Bui’s graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, deals with history and representation—and an effort to help decolonize the stories we tell about the Vietnam War.

Bui’s next project deals with climate change from the vantage point of people in a developing country, taking into account the growing wealth inequality of nations.

Gray addresses the power of history and memoir that touches on Bui’s work as well as John Lewis’s march. These works are contrasted with the Sympathizer and Manchild in the Promised Land. Both explore how communities can come together in the work of social justice.


For more information, please contact:

Cindy Maguire
Acting Associate Dean 
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building, Room 123A
p – 516.877.4049
e – cmaguire@adelphi.edu

 
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Levermore Global Scholars, Collaboration Project, African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Department of Art and Art History, Department of English, Diversity
 
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