Dr. Sarah Lightman (artist & editor of the award-winning book Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics, 2014; and author of The Book of Sarah, 2019) will present the keynote address on the topic of “Jewish Women and the Graphic Novel,” on Zoom
For the Jewish Day of Global Learning, at the Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati.
Sunday, October 24, 1pm ET
About Sarah Lightman
PhD from University of Glasgow in women’s autobiographical comics. Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London (2018-2021).
Recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Will Eisner Award, The Susan Koppelman Prize, a Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, A Hadassah Brandeis Institute Research Award (twice), The Principal’s Early Career Mobility Fund (University of Glasgow), The Slade Duveen Travel Award, The Slade Life Drawing Prize, UCL, The Slade Prize, UCL, The Coldstream Sessional Prize for Excellence, UCL, UCL Travel Grant, The Rothschild Foundation, The David Foundation, European Association for Jewish Culture, The Arts Humanities and Research Council, The Association for Jewish Studies and The Stirling Maxwell Centre.
Her graphic novel, The Book of Sarah (Myriad Editions, Penn State University Press 2019) has been shortlisted for the 2019 British Book Design & Production Award for Graphic Novels and the 2020 Communication Arts Illustration Award for Books. Both The Herald Scotland and PopMatters have listed The Book of Sarah as one of The Best Books of 2019.
She edited Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland 2014) the first ever book on Jewish women and comics. Inspired by co-curating the touring exhibition “Graphic Details Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” that toured 9 museums over 6 years. Her critically acclaimed collection featured essays, interviews and artwork, and was the recipient of numerous book awards: The Will Eisner Award for Best Academic Publication (2015), The Susan Koppelman Prize for Best Feminist Anthology in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture (2014), a Jordan Schnitzer Book Award Honorable Mention- Jews and The Arts (2016) and Nominated for the Broken Frontier Best Book on Comics (2014).