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Special Topics Comp Lit I

CWL 395

Presentation and discussion of subjects relating literature to other disciplines; topic varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

CWL 395: Special Topics: Global Comics and Graphic Novels This course provides an overview of the study of comics and graphic narratives from around the world. How do we define comics? What can comics express that just text or just visual art cannot? What does the combination of word and image achieve? How do comics change across national contexts? Why are comics an appropriate form for narratives of trauma, disaster, memory, and childhood? These questions and more will guide our class.