179 | Thanksgiving Special: Jeremy Dauber on the History of Comics, Debates Over Diversity/Representation, and the State of Comedy
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- Nov 25, 2021
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Happy Thanksgiving Realignment listeners! From now on, whenever we release on holidays, we’re going to release (probably) non-political content that captures the holiday’s spirit and Marshall and Saagar’s interests.
High on our priority list today/this weekend is catching up on all the different movies/shows we’ve missed this and last year, many of which are comic book-themed.
In that spirit, today’s guest, Jeremy Dauber, professor of Jewish Literature and American Studies at Columbia University and author of American Comics: A History and Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, joins The Realignment to discuss the past, present, and future of American comics, why we’re stuck in a sequel/reboot spiral, and how culture war debates over diversity and representation are playing out in the pages of major comics.