Beyond Marvel: Introduction to the Graphic Novel|
Graphic storytelling is an ancient art that has gained mainstream recognition in the past twenty years. We will explore a wide variety of influential comic books and graphic novels with a focus on the means by which they expand upon and intervene with established narratives, write about how they achieve their effect, and try our hand at writing a comic script.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings may include Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine, Watchmen by Alan Moore, Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick, What It Is by Lynda Barry, Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Saga by Brian K. Vaughn, and Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron by Daniel Clowes.
|Examination and Assignments: |
4-5 short response papers (2-3 pages), 2 essays (5-7 pages), and one comic script (10-20 pages).
|Instructor(s): Locascio,Lisa Alana Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|