AMST 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 cultural history. Some texts might include: Daniel Clowes, Ghost World; Alan Moore and David Lloyd, V for Vendetta; Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do; and G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphono, Ms. Marvel.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 1045
ENAM 1045

Sections in Winter 2024

Winter 2024

AMST1045A-W24 Lecture (Newbury)