46 minutes | May 28th 2020

Episode 10 - Cartoonized Evil and the Constraints of Empathy: Maus and Jojo Rabbit

Midway through Season 2 of The Lit-Knitters, Sam, Jace, and Preston reconvene over Zoom to discuss the 2019 film Jojo Rabbit, directed by Taika Waititi, alongside Art Spiegelman's renowned graphic novel Maus. In the episode, the guys discuss  ways in which satire either extends, limits, or abuses the power of empathy, and the degree to which "cartoonizing" evil can both prevent evil and rectify its damages and horrors.  Email us on our gmail (litknitterspod@gmail.com) or follow us on Twitter or Instagram (@litknitterspod) if you have comments, questions, or suggestions! We'd love to hear from you!  New Yorker review of Jojo Rabbit by Richard Brody: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/springtime-for-nazis-how-the-satire-of-jojo-rabbit-backfires Intro music: www.bensounds.com Outro music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT-_O65c9T0
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