ENGL 808 (01) - Nonfiction: Form and Technique

Nonfiction: Form and Technique

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 52004
A writer's view of contemporary nonfiction, emphasizing the choices the writer faces in the process of research and writing.
Section Comments: Special Topic: Graphic Memoir
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Instructors: Monica Chiu

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 9:40am - 12:30pm HS 332
Additional Course Details: 

Practice the craft of storytelling through graphic narrative, a medium combining text and image. As a course community, we will address how to read graphic narratives while we boldly try our own hand at creating a short graphic narrative or at least a storyboard for a longer one. Discussions and assignments will hone your storytelling skills as you examine the construction and formal elements of this medium. We will examine the creation of character; place; panel and page layout; the passage of time; lettering and font; tone; color; structure; and style—all as carefully crafted in visual images as they are in prose. Required texts will revolve around themes such as childhood and memory; trauma and survival; queerness; telling history; becoming ill; telling another’s story; race, ethnicity, & culture. Possible texts (so please don’t purchase them yet): Yang and Gurihiru’s Superman Smashes the Klan; Tamaki & Tamaki’s This One Summer; Ferris’s Monsters; Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen; Bui’s The Best We Could Do; Thompson’s Blankets; Johnson & Pleece’s Incognegro; Flowers’ Hot Comb; Lefevre’s The Photographer; Barry’s how-to books. Students will assemble a comic or portfolio at semester’s end, which will include a written portion discussing the elements used to create the final project.

Booklist

Book Details
UNDERSTANDING COMICS (93)
by MCCLOUD
Required
ISBN
978006097625
PUBLISHER
HARP PUB
FUN HOME:FAMILY TRAGICOMIC (06)
by BECHDEL
Required
ISBN
978061887171
PUBLISHER
HM
PHOTOGRAPHER (09)
by GUIBERT
Required
ISBN
978159643375
PUBLISHER
MAC HIGHER
STITCHES (09)
by SMALL
Required
ISBN
978039333896
PUBLISHER
NORTON
HERE (14)
by MCGUIRE
Required
ISBN
978037540650
PUBLISHER
PENG RAND
BLANKETS (15)
by THOMPSON
Required
ISBN
978177046218
PUBLISHER
MAC HIGHER
BEST WE COULD DO (18)
by BUI
Required
ISBN
978141971878
PUBLISHER
HACHETTE B
HOT COMB (20)
by FLOWERS
Required
ISBN
978177046348
PUBLISHER
MAC HIGHER
HUNTING ACCIDENT (17)
by CARLON
Required
ISBN
978162672676
PUBLISHER
MAC HIGHER
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