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Presentation on Cartoonist Marjane Satrapi
July 26, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dr. Maryann Zehtabi and Prof. Marc Mannheimer lead a presentation on Wednesday, July 28 on the renowned Iranian-born French graphic-novelist, cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author, Marjane Satrapi. Many people may not recognize her name, but will be familiar with the film of her most famous auto-biographical graphic novels, Persepolis, and Persepolis 2. The English language version of Persepolis was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008, earning Satrapi the first such nomination for a woman. Controversially, Persepolis was ordered removed from the public schools of Chicago because of its graphic language and violence.