Tahneer Oksman (tahneeroksman.com) is Associate Professor of Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College, where she teaches courses in writing, literature, and journalism. She is author of “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs (Columbia University Press), co-editor of The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself (University Press of Mississippi), and co-editor of a recent special issue of Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, titled “What’s Jewish About Death?”
Surreptitious Desires and Fantasy Worlds: Review of Golan Y. Moskowitz’s Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context
In Golan Y. Moskowitz’s engrossing Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context, he tells of the fantasy worlds that the beloved children’s book writer and illustrator created over his lifetime, initially as a form of self-preservation, a way of surviving a world hostile to overt displays of queerness and Jewishness, and eventually — and rebelliously — as a form of pleasure and self-expression.
Oct 24, 2021