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Comics as Literature

CRN:
30983
Section:
ENGL 231-150
Schedule:
MW
09:30 AM
10:50 AM
F118
Dates:
01-20-2015 – 05-08-2015
Availability:
23 (Capacity: 30)
Campus:
Fulton
Credits:
3 credit hours
Instructor:
Kelley Rowley
rowley@cayuga-cc.edu

Course Description

Prerequisite: ENGL 102, or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 102, required. Analysis of the comic book in terms of its unique poetics (interplay of word and image); themes suggested in various works; history and development of the form and its subgenres, expectations of readers. Also explores the influence of history, culture, and economics on comic book artists and writers, definitions of "literature", how these apply to comic books, and the resulting tensions.

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