Marymount Manhattan College
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Biography and Research Interests
Tahneer Oksman’s articles and interviews relating to women’s visual culture have been published or are forthcoming in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Studies in Comics, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, as well as several upcoming anthologies, Visualizing Jewish Narrative (Purdue University Press) and Graphic Details: Jewish Women and Comics (McFarland Publishers). She has taught courses on her interests in comics, visual media, and American literature at NYU-Gallatin, Brooklyn College, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She is currently at work on a manuscript on Jewish women’s identity in contemporary graphic memoirs.
Research interests: Comics and graphic novels; autobiography studies; women’s literature; visual culture; visual rhetoric; and writing pedagogy.
“‘Not a word for little girls!’: Knowledge, word, and image in Leela Corman’s Unterzakhn.” Forthcoming in Visualizing Jewish Narrative: Essays on Jewish Comics and Graphic Novels (anthology). Purdue University Press, 2013.
“Stranger in a Strange Land: Self-Creation and Self-Exile in Vanessa Davis’s Make Me a Woman.” Forthcoming in Studies in American Jewish Literature (Fall 2013).
“Visualizing the Jewish Body in Need More Love.” Studies in Comics 1.2 (Nov. 2010): 213-232.
“Mourning the Family Album.” A/B: Auto/Biography Studies 24.2 (Winter 2009): 235-248.
“Thinking Panoramically: An Interview with Lauren Weinstein.” Forthcoming in Graphic Details: Jewish Women and Comics (anthology). McFarland Publishers, 2013.
“‘A Portrait of the World Through My Eyes’: An Interview with Miss Lasko-Gross.” Forthcoming in Graphic Details: Jewish Women and Comics (anthology). McFarland Publishers, 2013.
“In Search of the Whole Truth: An Interview with Vanessa Davis.” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, first published online August 20, 2012. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21504857.2012.70396 (Print version forthcoming.)
Review of Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First Century Storytelling. Forthcoming in Studies in Comics (2013).
Review of Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness. MELUS 37.3 (Fall 2012): 227-229.
Review of Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels, edited by Michael A. Chaney. Studies in Comics 2.1 (May 2011): 223-225.
Review of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels, edited by A. David Lewis and Christine Hoff Kraemer. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2.1 (June 2011): 96-98.
Review of Graphic Women: Life Narrative & Contemporary Comics, by Hillary L. Chute. Contemporary Women’s Writing 5.3 (2011): 258-260.