The Second World War in the Contemporary Graphic Novel: A Conversation with Nora Krug

Speakers: Nora Krug in conversation with Claire Gorrara (Cardiff)
Chair: Guido Bartolini (UCC)

The IMLR is delighted to host award-winning author Nora Krug, a renowned artist whose visual work has engaged with the darkest pages of the 20th century history. Dialoguing with Professor Claire Gorrara, an expert of visual representations of war and conflict, Nora Krug will reflect on her award-winning graphic memoir Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home. The conversation will discuss Krug’s writing trajectory and her relationship to German history as an émigré author, as well as more general issues related to the cultural memory of World War II in contemporary society. Throughout, the conversation will consider how the form of the graphic novel can contribute to addressing the past in productive ways

In the series Mediated Memories of Responsibility, part of the Cultural Memory Seminar curated by Guido Bartolini (UCC) and Joseph Ford (IMLR)

Author: Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Organisations: Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Event date: Thursday, 14 October 2021 - 5:00pm