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Mar 4

Exploring the Link Between Jews and Comic-Book Superheroes

Distinguished Lecture Series. A series of lectures presented by FAU faculty

March 4, 2018

Event Details

  • PA101
  • $20
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  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to event.

Exploring the Link Between Jews and Comic-Book Superheroes

Eric Berlatsky, Professor of English

The creators of nearly all of the most famous and enduring superheroes were Jewish.   These include Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman; Bob Kane, creator of Batman; and Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, creators of Captain America, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the X-Men. This lecture will outline some of the possible reasons why Jews were drawn not only to the comic book industry, but also to the superhero genre.  

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Ticket Policy

Tickets: $20

Five lectures: $75

Groups of 8: $15 per lecture

Free for FAU faculty, staff and students

For series ticket holders, present your ticket stub at Living Room Theatres Café (located in Culture and Society Building, adjacent to the Performing Arts Building) for a 10  percent discount on your meal.