Bringing the Power of Maus into the Classroom
A Workshop for Teachers
How does one teach Maus? The recent removal of Art Spiegelman’s Maus from the eighth grade curriculum by the McMinn County School Board in Tennessee has propelled this graphic memoir into the national spotlight. Why was it banned and how can educators use this moment in their classrooms? This interactive program by Dr. Gary Weissman will help educators develop strategies to use Maus as a powerful pedagogical tool.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:00 PM (ET) Online
About Gary Weissman
Gary Weissman is the Associate Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati and an adjunct professor at Gratz College, teaching courses in literary studies and film studies, including seminars on Holocaust testimony. He is the author of the books Fantasies of Witnessing: Postwar Efforts to Experience the Holocaust (2004) and The Writer in the Well: On Misreading and Rewriting Literature (2016). His work has appeared in journals including College English, Post Script, Reader, and Style, and in volumes including Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust (2004), Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction (2016), and The Construction of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and its Outtakes (2020).