This article details how the acclaimed graphic novel, Maus by Art Spiegelman, was picked by the Chicago Public Library to be the topic of workshops, seminars, and more for their One Book, One Chicago program. Hillary Chute—WGSS executive committee member and Professor of English and Art + Design—was a former collaborator of Spiegelman. Maus Now edited by Professor Chute will look more in-depth at Spiegelman’s work. It is set to be published on November 15th.
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Hillary Chute, Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design in CSSH and CAMD, has released a new book. Maus Now: Selected Writing (Penguin Random House) collects responses to Spiegelman’s monumental work from a wide range of viewpoints and traditions, inspired by the material’s complexity across four decades, from 1985 to 2018.