Lunchtime Lecture: Comics and the American Identity
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: From the start of the 20th century until the 1954 imposition of the ‘Comics’ Code’ – a by-product of rampant McCarthyism – comics were consumed by the masses as religiously as cinema and jazz.
Probably the most influential comic was the morally conscious Little Orphan Annie. Join Ian Rakoff as he discusses the portrayal of race and gender in this lecture which is accompanied by a selection of relevant comics.
Free talk led by Ian Rakoff, screenwriter, editor and author.