"How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?": Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs

by Tahneer Oksman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231172752
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Series: Gender and Culture Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tahneer Oksman is assistant professor and director of the Writing Program at Marymount Manhattan College. She has published articles in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Studies in Comics, and Studies in American Jewish Literature, as well as the Forward, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Cleaver Magazine, where she is the graphic narratives reviews editor.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "To Unaffiliate Jewishly"
1. "My Independent Jewish Monster Temperament": The Serial Selves of Aline Kominsky Crumb
2. "What Would Make Me the Most 'Myself'": Self-Creation and Self-Exile in Vanessa Davis's Diary and Autobiographical Comics
3. "I Always Want to Know Everything True": Memory, Adolescence, and Belonging in the Graphic Memoirs of Miss Lasko-Gross and Lauren Weinstein
4. "But you don't live here, so what's the dilemma?": Birthright and Accountability in the Geographics of Sarah Glidden and Miriam Libicki
Conclusion—"Where are they now?": Translation and Renewal in Liana Finck's A Bintel Brief

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