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Saturday, February 16 • 9:15pm - Sunday, February 17 •10:30pm
Euro + Trash: Kafka, Comics & Collisions of Culture

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Using his 'Trial' comic as springboard, Eli will share the inspiration for much of his work: a romanticizing of pre-war European Jewish culture as embodied in the fantasies of Franz Kafka. Eli will provide commentary on several of his comics in light of those idealized eras: the absurdist hallucinations, the wellsprings of noir, and the recurring urge to capture an authentic Jewish cultural tradition.

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Eli Valley

Eli Valley, Artist in Residence at The Jewish Daily Forward, is a writer and artist whose work has been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Gawker, Saveur, Ha’aretz and elsewhere. His art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow, Eli is the author of The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe and is currently... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 9:15pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 10:30pm
Brunswick A, B, & C ballroom level