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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 4118 - Gender in the Graphic Novel

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 or ENG 2100

Description: Students in this course examine the portrayals of gender in the graphic novel, the depiction of gender-specific subject matter, and the changing depictions of gender, from heteronormative to queer, over time. Students apply theory in analysis of and writing about the graphic novel, including the graphic novel’s relationship to traditional, text-only literature. Students develop visual literacy, reflecting on how images and writing function in relation to one another. Primary readings are supplemented with secondary works that address sociohistorical contexts, interpretive approaches, literary devices, and the cultural politics of the medium. Students study critical and theoretical evaluations of these texts and apply them in written literary analysis.

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