'Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution': Comp Lit Grad Student Julia Alekseyeva presents her autobiographical graphic novel

Date: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Soviet Daughter:

A Graphic Revolution

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium)
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

In this public talk, Comp Lit Harvard Graduate Student Julia Alekseyeva will discuss her recent graphic memoir, “Soviet Daughter,” the story of her rebellious, independent great-grandmother coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of this story on Alekseyeva’s own life several decades later. In conversation with Alekseyeva, comics scholar Hillary Chute, author of Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form and Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics, will discuss comics as a unique medium for telling and studying historical memoir.

Speakers

Julia Alekseyeva, Author-illustrator; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Hillary Chute, Professor of English, Northeastern University

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