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ENGL 4516 From Visual Text to Graphic Novel (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine a range of works in which word and image converge. Selections will include: poetic texts—ancient to modern—that describe visual objects (Homer, Keats, Shelley, Stevens) or take the form of concrete poetry (Apollinaire, Cummings, Chopin); the Surrealist collage novel (Max Ernst, Aube Breton); graphic novel (Spiegelman, Ware, Herriman); and several contemporary artists creating visual narratives combining image and text (Simpson, Weems, Kruger, Walker). Course requirements will include midterm and final exams and several short essays.


Instructor(s): Robin Lydenberg

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 21-Jan-15