2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 353 Comic Books and Graphic Novels: Investigating a Literary Medium

3 hours 

This course interrogates comic books and graphic novel as a literary medium. The class investigates the dominant genres in graphic narrative: super-hero tales, historical reportage, autobiography, and postmodern narratives. Students will become acquainted with the specific vocabulary of graphic narratives - a linguistic and visual mode of storytelling related to, but distinct from, the language of cinema, the editorial and the novel.




ENG 201, and any 200-level LIT course or HJS 250