American University of Beirut

Arab comics in the Curriculum: the AUB Libraries Collection

​​AUB Libraries is glad to invite you on a journey through its growing comics Collection.

Join us to discover  a new comics character, appreciate a new artist, reminisce about a favorite comics serials from your childhood, savor the beauty and liveliness of the comics medium, its ability to capture the pulse of the time, and to say what cannot be said otherwise, in fun, bold, and truthful manners! Enjoy the wealth and depth of our flourishing and deeply rooted Arab comics tradition!

The exhibit showcases our AUB Libraries’ growing comics collection, and tries to offer a survey of Arab comics, across geographic locations, time, formats, subjects, mediums, etc. and to encourage the integration of comics into liberal arts college curricula, across disciplines.

Curated by the AUB Libraries in partnership with the Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at AUB.

OPENING: Monday, March 7th @ 6 pm

When: Mar 7 – Mar 10 | 9 am – 8 pm
Where: West Hall Malhas Common Room, AUB

For a panoply of key reference and library items, selected online resources related to comic books as well as graphic novels in the Arab world, check the University Libraries guide “Arabic Comic Books“.

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