8 2022

A Scholarly Symposium on the Art of Maurice Sendak

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
This is a free virtual event. Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcu6urDwtHNBG-GS6lM2ardKGwpOhAL3i 405 Babbidge Road - U-1205
Room 158
Storrs, CT 06269
860-486-2271 (Phone)
860-486-6332 (Fax)

Contact Sierra McCaffrey
This is a completely virtual event. Please register with the following link prior to the event: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcu6urDwtHNBG-GS6lM2ardKGwpOhAL3i
860-486-2271 (Phone)
860-486-6332 (Fax)

A pivotal and groundbreaking children’s book author and artist, Sendak wrote and illustrated over 100 books during a period of 50 years. This symposium explores a small selection of these titles, from the 1963 Where the Wild Things Are to books such as Zlateh the Goat and Brundibar. Selected not only for their significance to Sendak’s career, these titles carry multiple visually layered references to Sendak’s personal history, including his Polish-Jewish roots, his childhood in Brooklyn, and the loss of family in the Holocaust.

Sponsor: Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life & UConn Archive and Special Collections