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Professor Hillary Chute on the Ban of “Maus”

Pages from the Art Spiegelman book. (Photo by Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

WGSS Executive Committee member and Professor of English and Arts and Design, Hillary Chute gives her thoughts on the recent ban of the graphic novel “Maus” in both a recent News @ Northeastern article and Boston.com article. The graphic novel that depicts the author’s parents struggles during the Holocaust was recently banned by a Tennessee school board. Chute makes the argument that a lot of the reasons the board cited for banning it are actually what makes it so important. 

“This idea that we don’t need to encounter hard aspects of history in school curricula, is, in my view, deeply misguided.” Says Hillary Chute

Read more from the News @ Northeastern Article here.
Read the Boston.com article here.

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