Sep 21, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 3730 - Comics and the Graphic Novel as Literature


3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fourth semester.

This course will examine illustrated narrative and sequential storytelling as literature. We will examine the changing role of illustration in books, newspapers and popular magazines from the 20th century to the present. We will consider in particular the comic strip, comic books and graphic novels and their uniqueness as literary forms. We will study pioneering writers and artists who have brought the graphic novel form to mainstream cultural acceptance both in America and, as manga, in Japan and China. The course will include such figures as Will Eisner, Katsushika Hokusai, Frank Miller and Wei Dong Chen. ARTS, LIT, GDAN

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