Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

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

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

In this public talk, Harvard Graduate Student Julia Alekseyeva will discuss her recent graphic memoir, “Soviet Daughter,” the story of her rebellious, independent great-grandmother's 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 historical memoir.

Speaker(s)

Julia Alekseyeva, Author-illustrator; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Hillary Chute, Professor of English, and Art + Design, Northeastern University; Author, Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics

Cosponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Harvard University Department of English, and the Harvard University Department of Comparative Literature.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.