ENG 280: Intro to Comic Studies

UO English 280

ENG 280: Intro to Comic Studies
Professor Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Ph.D.

CRN 41837
ASYNC WEB (7/18 - 8/14)
4 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of comics and graphic narratives in terms of their poetics, genres, forms, history, and the academic discipline of Comics Studies. Our multifaceted examination will balance close reading with in-depth research and analysis of the development of the form in U.S. culture.
By reading a range of comic-art forms (the newspaper strip, the comic book, the graphic novel, etc.), informed by several examples of contemporary comics scholarship, we will investigate the medium’s complex interplay of word and image as well as the role of cultural factors in the publication history of comics.