A drawing of Batman

ENGL 3856: Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics are everywhere! Spanning all media platforms, comics are a global force in twenty-first century culture. This course is an introduction to comics history and a headlong dive into today’s comics scene. We will cover superheroes, underground comix, graphic novels, and movies. Comics help us understand ourselves in the world...

ENGL 3856: Topics in Genre Studies, Science Fiction (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Prof. Paul Youngquist Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only. Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities Departmental Category: Advanced Theory, Genre Studies and Popular Culture

Close up of comic book lettering

ENGL 3856-100: Topics in Genre Studies, Comics & Graphic Novels

How does the comic book work, both on the page and in the world? In answering this, we'll go back to the comic book's beginnings and work our way book by book all the way up to now, where comic book movies are dominating the box office. Expect to read...