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About our guests
Charlotte Schallié is a Professor of Germanic Studies and Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. Her teaching and research interests include memory studies, visual culture studies & graphic narratives, teaching and learning about the Holocaust, genocide and human rights education, community-engaged participatory research, and arts-based action research. Together with Andrea Webb (University of British Columbia), she is the project co-director of a 7-year SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant entitled Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education.” Charlotte Schallié is the editor of But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust (New Jewish Press, 2022). This collection of three graphic novellas by Miriam Libicki, Gilad Seliktar and Barbara Yelin has received the 2022 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Category: Biography/Memoir), two PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers in 2023, and the 2023 Western Canada Jewish Book Awards in the Kahn Family Foundation Prize for Holocaust category. But I Live is also nominated for a 2023 Eisner Award (Category: Best Reality-Based Work); it is a 2022 Foreword INDIES Finalist for Graphic Novels & Comics, a 2023 Excellence in Graphic Literature Finalist (Young Adult - Non-Fiction & Book of the Year), and a Nominee for the 2023 JewCie Award for Diverse Representation (Center for Jewish History NY).
Barbara Yelin is a graphic novelist and illustrator. She was born in 1977 in Munich and studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Yelin has worked as a comics artist for newspapers and international anthologies. Her work largely focuses on research-based, historical, and biographical graphic novels, mainly about women. In 2014, Yelin published the award-winning graphic novel Irmina. Recently, she contributed an illustrated story to a profoundly-researched international Holocaust witness project, But l Live, about the memories of Holocaust survivor Emmie Arbel. In 2016, she was declared “Best German-language Comics Artist” at the International Comic-Salon in Erlangen, Germany and in 2021, she was awarded the Hoferichterpreis, Munich. She lives and works in Munich. She is a founding member of the artist's network Comic in Bayern and works to promote comic art by securing government funding for inclusive, diverse and high-quality graphic novel- and comic-related symposiums, workshops, masterclasses, resources and education.
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