C LIT 371
Focuses on specific theoretical problems. Examines the relationship between text and image in a variety of art forms including poetry, novels, paintings, photography, essays, comic strips, film, and advertisement. Readings, in English, from a wide variety of national literatures.
THE TRANSMEDIAL ALAN MOORE José Alaniz, instructor
SUMMER B TERM
Since the early 1980s, British author Alan Moore has achieved his greatest fame as the pre-eminent writer in the comics medium, particularly through his revisionist and deconstructive superhero series. This course examines Moore’s oeuvre in comics, emphasizing the roles which design; the tension between word and image; and visual/verbal allusion play in these works. We will also consider Moore’s non-comics forays in the novel, spoken word performance and cinema to see how his obsessions with art and magic transcend any one medium. Finally, we will discuss what impact Moore’s work has had on the ongoing debates over the “legitimacy” of comics as an art/literary form. Reading list includes: V For Vendetta, Watchmen, From Hell, and Voice of the Fire.
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