West European Studies | War & Comic Strips (3 CR)
W405 | 4446 | Prof. A. Douglas
2:30-4:25p T WH 108
Above Section Meets with WEUR W605 and HIST B300
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This course is an examination of the representation of war in a
number of major comic strip albums. We will look at ways of
constructing historical narratives, questions of memory and the
ideological implications of choices in image creation. Strips will
include "The Beast is Dead" by Calvi; "Maus" by Art Spiegelmann, and
albums by Hergé. All are available in English translation. The
course will be conducted as a discussion.
Students who wish to read comic strips in the original language
(French) may earn an extra credit for this course. To obtain the
extra credit, students should enroll in W415 (independent readings)
for one credit.