sarah lightman


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Writer and Lecturer Statement

My art and academic writing contextualise and accompany my fine art practice and curatorial projects. I have written for newspapers, books and journals on my artwork and academic research. 

Publications include: The Cincinnati Review, Studies in Comics, The International Journal of Comics Art, Haartez, The Jewish Chronicle,The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures (Routledge),Trauma, Narratives and Herstory (Palgrave Macmillan), 1001 Comics to Read before You Die (Cassel), The Unspeakable: Narratives of Trauma (Peter Lang),The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction (Edinburgh University Press), and Critical Engagements.

I edited the mutli-award winnning Graphic Details: Jewish Women's Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland).

I co-edited "Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women", a Special Issue of Studies in Comics 6:2.(2015 )with Andrea Greenbaum and Heike Bauer

I am Chair of the Women In Comics Conference Committee.

I have chaired Women in Comics (2009) and Women in Comics II (2010).

I am frequently a guest lecturer at museums, galleries and universities where I speak about my artwork and research - recent invitations include: The Whitechapel Gallery, The Southbank Centre, California College of The Arts,The Free Word Centre,  The House of Ilustration, Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society, McMaster University, Penn State Medical School, Dickinson College and Birkbeck College.

I have taught classes at Roehampton University, Glasgow University and JW3, The JCC For London. I have been an external supervisor for an MA at California College of The Arts.

Photography by Old Dominion University Photographer Anne M. Peterson.


© Sarah Lightman 2013