C LIT 350
World literature, from the Renaissance to modern times, based upon the theme of "parents and children." Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre. Focus upon the motive of generational conflict.
C LIT 350 COMICS CULTURES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON GRAPHIC FICTION JOSE ALANIZ
Though long associated with children’s literature, comics narratives aimed at adults (also known as tebeo, manga, komiks, fumetti and la bande dessinée, among other terms) have proliferated in the last few decades throughout the world. This course explores the international use of comics storytelling in the graphic novel, memoir and journalism, for how it reflects the artists/cultures which produced it and foregrounds the potential of the medium itself. It also serves as an introduction to the history of comics – with a decidedly global perspective! – focusing on the last 50 years. Artists to be read and discussed include Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Osamu Tezuka, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell, Julie Doucet, Phoebe Gloeckner, David B, Frédéric Boilet, Joe Sacco, Rutu Modan, Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie and Nikolai Maslov.
All works in English translation.
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