Middlebury

ENAM 1045

Graphic Novel Postmodern City

The Graphic Novel and the Postmodern City
From dystopian visions of isolation and alienation to utopian illustrations of soaring towers and integrated communities, comics and graphic novels since the 1970s have represented a range of cityscapes and ways of living in them. Our efforts will focus on understanding how comics work as a cultural form distinct from others and how various artists and writers have imagined urban space in relatively recent U.S. cultural history. Some texts might include: Daniel Clowes, Ghost World; Alan Moore and David Lloyd, V for Vendetta; Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth, and G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphono, Ms. Marvel.
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR LIT NOR WTR
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Winter 2021

ENAM1045A-W21 Lecture (Newbury)
ENAM1045Y-W21 Discussion (Newbury)
ENAM1045Z-W21 Discussion (Newbury)