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Graphic Memoir

ENGL 5920.401
also offered as: CIMS 5920, COML 5921
Tuesday 12:00-2:59pm

This course analyzes acclaimed autobiographical graphic narratives-- also called nonfiction comics or graphic memoirs-- from a transnational and global perspective, focusing on works from East Asia, Latin America, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. The course will include academic research essays, a short presentation, and guest artists and lectures. The class will conclude with a hands-on creative project which allows students to use the skills they learned and apply it towards the creation of short non-fiction graphic essays. There will also be events connected to the April 2024 CIMS Wolf Colloquium, Art and Revolution Today, which will feature a roundtable and events with local cartoonists and visual artists. Advanced undergraduate students interested in taking this course should request permission from the instructor and submit a permit request via Path@Penn.

English Major Requirements
  • Sector 1 Theory and Poetics (AETP)
  • Sector 6 20th & 21st Centuries (AE20)
English Concentration Attributes
  • 20th-21st Century Concentration (AE21)
  • Theory & Cultural Studies Concentration (AETC)
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