ENG280 201701 Undergraduate

Term: 
Fall 2017
Course: 
ENG 280
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Introduction to Comic Studies
Instructors: 

Brendan O'Kelly

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-5935
  • Office: 206 PLC
  • Office Hours: Summer - Office hour meetings by appt; current students contact thru Canvas Inbox
Department Section Description: 

This class provides an introduction to the political and aesthetic history of Anglo-American comics and to the academic discipline of Comics Studies. You will be exposed to a spectrum of comic-art forms (the newspaper strip, the comic book, the graphic novel) and a variety of modes and genres (fiction, non-fiction, kids comics, crime comics, and so on). You will also be asked to read several examples of contemporary comics scholarship.

Fulfills: 

Comics Studies Minor

Comics Studies Minor courses present students with an international, historical, and critical perspective on the art of editorial cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels, and how these forms communicate, inform, and emotionally engage their audiences.  Students will be required to think outside of accustomed disciplinary boundaries, and to analyze and experiment with the interaction of both visual and linguistic systems of meaning.

Title: 
Introduction to Comic Studies
Instructors: 

Ben Saunders

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-0062
  • Office: 273 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20: R 2-5; email the week before to set up viritual appointment during office hours
Department Section Description: 

This class provides an introduction to the political and aesthetic history of Anglo-American comics and to the academic discipline of Comics Studies. You will be exposed to a spectrum of comic-art forms (the newspaper strip, the comic book, the graphic novel) and a variety of modes and genres (fiction, non-fiction, kids comics, crime comics, and so on). You will also be asked to read several examples of contemporary comics scholarship.

Fulfills: 

Comics Studies Minor

Comics Studies Minor courses present students with an international, historical, and critical perspective on the art of editorial cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels, and how these forms communicate, inform, and emotionally engage their audiences.  Students will be required to think outside of accustomed disciplinary boundaries, and to analyze and experiment with the interaction of both visual and linguistic systems of meaning.