The Jewish American Graphic Novel
This course will examine Jewish identity and contemporary history from the point of view of American women graphic novelists. We will explore how these women negotiate their artistic and narative identity through the graphic medium while asking questions about Europeanism, the Holocaust, immigration, politics, ethics, cultural prohibition, and gender.
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.