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Nadja-spiegelman
Nadja Spiegelman
Lucy atkins
Lucy Atkins

I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This

Nadja Spiegelman Interviewed by Lucy Atkins

Saturday, 17 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Writer and graphic novelist Nadja Spiegelman talks about her acclaimed memoir of mothers and daughters traced through four generations and about Resist!, a free print publication of graphics and comics mainly by female artists that she co-edits with her mother.

Spiegelman is the daughter of cartoonist and author of the graphic novel Maus Art Spiegelman and of New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly. Her memoir explores her relationship with her mother and how that relationship replayed the relationship between her mother and grandmother and her grandmother’s past. It is a story of sexuality, feminism, parenting and of contradictory memories of what happened in the past.

Spiegelman founded Resist! with her mother. It publishes political comics and graphics and is distributed free. The first edition was distributed free across the United States on the day following the inauguration of Donald Trump. Its slogan is ‘RESIST the forces that would divide us RESIST the normalisation of fascism’.

Here she talks to journalist and novelist Lucy Atkins, author of The Night Visitor, The Other Child and The Missing One.

This event is part of the festival’s American programme.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine