A hybrid form, graphic narrative combines the innovative visual/verbal framework of the cartoon and the longer storytelling form of fiction and nonfiction. A term first coined in the US in 1978, graphic narratives have become a mainstay popular genre. This course will examine its popular appeal and also how this form allows for the grappling of difficult topics, whether it be the Holocaust, the Islamic Revolution in Iran, climate change, gay and queer topics, racism, and the Palestinian occupation.

Requirements: attendance, 2 essays and a final project.

Taught by Dr. Laura Winkiel.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: Critical Studies in English