Oct 01, 2020  
2017-2018 University Bulletin 
2017-2018 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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ENGL 236 - The Graphic Novel

3 hours
In this course, we consider graphic novels as serious works of literary expression. Students will analyze graphic novels as artistic and cultural products that uphold and challenge common beliefs about race, religion, sexuality, identity, memory, family, poverty, and collective and individual trauma. This course will pay particular attention to the graphic novel as a hybrid genre that, in combining text and image, raises important questions about the nature of authorship and the act of reading. We will also explore the possibilities and limitations of the graphic novel to capture “unspeakable” experience as well as promote personal and cultural change, restoration, and social justice. 

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  

This course will satisfy the literature core area requirement.

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