Communities of Experience? Symposium

Communities of Experience?
A Symposium on Autobiographical Comics by Jewish Women


Wednesday 12 November 2014
At JW3, The Jewish Community Centre, London
For more info see www.jw3.org.uk


Symposium 09.30-16.30
Laydeez do Comics
18.00-19.15
Roundtable 19.00-21.00


A one day symposium further exploring the themes of the exhibition. A chance to hear artists and academics discuss the woman’s role in graphic novels, both from the past and in the modern day.

The autobiographical comics of these fearless artists confront issues both personal and global. Many of the works address extremely personal topics and also reveal the artists’ feelings about Israel, being Jewish and/or a woman in today’s world, struggles with children, family, intermarriages and other collective experiences.

Speakers include Prof. David Brauner (University of Reading) and Dr Ariela Freedman (Concordia University), Dr Ariel Kahn (University of Roehampton) and Dr Pnina Rosenberg (Israel). Alongside five of the exhibiting artists; Miriam Katin, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Ariel Schrag and Ilana Zeffren. The day will be chaired by Sarah Lightman (University of Glasgow) and Dr Heike Bauer (Birkbeck, University of London).
Event page
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The day will conclude with a cartoonist roundtable with five of the internationally-acclaimed Graphic Details artists Miriam Katin, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Ariel Schrag and Ilana Zeffren. Introduced and chaired by SS65 Directors Rachael House and Jo David. Join us for a lively discussion with some of the most celebrated female graphic artists in the industry.


For the full programme and times, click here

For tickets please visit the JW3 website here





Diane Noomin, “Baby Talk: A Tale of  3 4 Miscarriages”, from Glitz-2-Go 1 of 12 pages

Diane Noomin, “Baby Talk: A Tale of 3 4 Miscarriages”, from Glitz-2-Go 1 of 12 pages