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MLA Proseminar: Graphic Novels and the Language of Comics

MLA 5050.640
Wednesday 5:15-8:14pm

Course Online: Synchronous and Asynchronous Components

This online seminar will be a crash course in the language of comics and some of the most innovative graphic novels of the 21st century. With sales reaching over $2 billion, graphic novels are undeniably one of the greatest publishing success stories of the digital age—and the graphic novel’s increasing popularity has come hand-in-hand with its academic legitimacy and the rise of Comics Studies. We will unlock the secrets of the language of comics as we read a series of contemporary graphic novels from around the globe. Assignments will include weekly discussion posts, an oral presentation, and a final research paper. Some sessions will include asynchronous recorded content to be viewed as part of class time.

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
College Attributes
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