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I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This

Nadja Spiegelman Interviewed by Hannah Beckerman

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 author of The Dead Wife’s Handbook Hannah Beckerman.

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

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer