AMST 0304

The Graphic Novel

The Graphic Novel
In this course we will study some of the most widely respected graphic novels produced in the last thirty years. Our purpose will be to understand how the form works and is structured by its dual, but sometimes competing, interests in the verbal and the visual, and to think about distinct styles of illustration. We will also think about how landmark examples have shaped the form. Working with software designed for the purpose, students will use photographs to produce short comics of their own. Possible texts include: Alan Moore, Watchmen; Art Spiegelman, Maus; Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan; Alison Bechdel, Fun Home.3 hrs. lect.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0304
ENAM 0304

Sections in Spring 2023

Spring 2023

AMST0304A-S23 Lecture (Newbury)