The Art of Visual Storytelling

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This course introduces students to a unique genre of literature: the graphic novel. After mastering the basic terms for graphic novel composition, the students will dive into contemporary works and analyze how the combination of art and words impacts the structure of text. We will also examine the validity of the graphic novel format and determine whether or not it is appropriate for sensitive subject matter such as The Holocaust. Finally, students will explore the development of the superhero stories and discover how other literary genres have an large impact on superhero narratives.