Paul M. Buhle

Paul M. Buhle

Retired as a lecturer in history and American civilization at Brown University, Paul Buhle is an honorary scholar of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than forty books on popular culture, comic art, film, labor, and radical history, including The Art of Harvey Kurtzman (2009) which won a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award for comic art, and It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest (2012). A frequent collaborator with Harvey Pekar, he has written or edited nearly a dozen volumes of nonfiction comics, including the forthcoming “Radical Jesus”; Yiddishkeit, Jewish Vernacular, and the New Land (2011); histories of the Beat Generation, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Industrial Workers of the World; and Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (2009). He edited the three-volume set, Jews and American Popular Culture (2006). He also founded and directed the New Left journal, Radical America, and the Oral History of the American Left project at New York University.

Lectures

  • American Labor's Rise, Fall, and Troubled Present
  • Comic Art Comes of Age in the Twenty-First Century
  • Legacies and Reinterpretations of the 1960s' Social Movements
  • The Hollywood Blacklist and the Films and Television Work of the Hollywood Left, 1930-1980
  • The Most Influential Satire in History: Harvey Kurtzman and MAD Magazine
  • Yiddish Heritage and the Jewish Role in American Popular Culture