Coffee & Viz - Teaching with Graphic Novels: A discussion on Debating Truth with author Nina Caputo
Nina Caputo, Associate Professor of History (University of Florida) and author of Debating Truth, will discuss her use of source documents in relation to the graphic novel. Margaret Simon (Assistant Professor of English, NC State) will serve as respondent and will also talk about teaching with graphic novels. Because space is limited, this session will be presented twice: at 9:00 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. You can sign up here:
About Debating Truth
In the summer of 1263, Nahmanides (Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, c. 1195-1270) traveled from his home in Girona to Barcelona at the behest of King James I of Aragon (1213-1276) to debate with a Dominican Friar named Paul about specific claims concerning the Messiah in Judaism and Christianity. The two disputants, each thoroughly convinced of the indisputable truth of his own religious faith and theological interpretations, argued their positions before a panel of judges headed by James I himself. By combining the visual power of graphics with primary sources, contextualizing essays, historiography, and study questions, Debating Truth explores issues of the nature of truth, interfaith relations, and the complicated dynamics between Christians and Jews in the medieval Mediterranean.
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Light refreshments will be available outside the Visualization Studio beginning at 8:45 a.m. To increase the sustainability of this program, please consider bringing your own reusable coffee mug.