ENGL 655 (01) - Reading in all Directions: Comics and Graphic Narrative

Comics and Graphic Narrative

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 14145
"Reading happens in all directions," says Hilary Chute about the study of comics and graphic narrative. In this course, students will learn to read images and texts from all directions: up, down, horizontally, vertically, across panels and jacket flaps, in seriality and on the internet. Comics' ability to represent both trauma and the trivial takes students from newspaper funnies to the Holocaust, from superheroes in mid-century floppies to Underground comix and current autobiographical comics, comics journalism, comics history, and fiction.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Lawrence Beemer

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm HS 108
Additional Course Details: 

This course satisfies the 'Genres or Theory' requirement for English Majors following degree requirments activated in Fall 2023. 

This course satisfies a Post-1800 Literature requirement for English, English Literature, English: TBD, English/Journalism, English/Law 3+3 Makors.

This course may count as one of two upper-level Literature courses for English Teaching majors.