The post-memory in the comic Maus… by Art Spiegelman in the reception of contemporary young people Cover Image
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Postpamięć w komiksie: Maus… Arta Spiegelmana w odbiorze współczesnej młodzieży
The post-memory in the comic Maus… by Art Spiegelman in the reception of contemporary young people

Author(s): Anna Podemska‑Kałuża
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: comic book; post-memory; history; Holocaust; pupil; education; graphic novel;autobiographical forms;
Summary/Abstract: The article has been devoted to the presence of the comic book Maus… by Art Spiegelman in the reading experience of contemporary pupils. This text is an object of teenagers’ fascination, who more and more frequently give up on the reception of a literary text and look for content associated with the culture of the picture. For the author of the present article, it has become very important to indicate the reasons of the strong interest of pupils in this comic book. Presently, Maus… is functioning in the cultural cycle of young people, yet it is too rarely present during the Polish language lessons. The author of the article has discussed the possibilities of using this comic book in teaching, particularly as regards the spreading of knowledge about the Holocaust. An important educational perspective has become to activate the graphic novel of Art Spiegelman in school discourse about postmemory.

  • Page Range: 311-326
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish