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Graphic Novels and Comic Masterworks

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 23, 2014 - August 08, 20147M,W,F 1P-3:40POpenJoanna Howard60049

Course Description

Focused on the influence of graphic novels and comic art, this course looks at examples of graphic novels and comic art from seminal texts like Art Spiegleman's Maus through a range of mainstream and independent comics from Marjane Satrapi, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, David B., Lynda Barry, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and many others, including graphic memoir, reportage, and Indie and DIY zines. The course explores image and language in collaboration, seeking a better understanding of this influential genre. Assignments are critical and creative, both individual and collaborative, and will involve daily reading and writing assignments. Enrollment limited to 20. WRIT