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Sunday, June 9 • 8:45pm - 9:45pm
SuperJews: Jews and the invention of the comic book

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Most of the famous American comic books, including Batman, X-Men and Spiderman, were created by immigrant Jews. Why did this segment of the American population choose this ‘undesirable’ profession, these specific characters and the themes surrounding them? We look at how the lives of the creators often echoed those of the heroes they created as well as why Jews, particularly, found the field of comic books so appealing.

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Daniel Barnett

Daniel Barnett holds a BSocSci and LLB from the University of Cape Town, is an Advocate of the High Court and works in the metals business in Johannesburg. He was Rosh Machaneh of Habonim Dror and has spent many years navigating Jewish politics. He serves as Co-Chair of Limmud Johannesburg and has presented at Limmud Conferences in the United Kingdom and throughout South Africa. Since 2010, Daniel has been actively involved in South Africa... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Scientia Building Tyree Room

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