LHSP 130 - Writing and the Arts I
Section: 001 Four-Color Wasteland: Thinking and Writing About Comics
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 LHSP credits may be counted toward a degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Since the late 1980's, the formerly denigrated popular art form commonly described as the comic book has taken an increasingly central role, both in popular and "high" culture. This is all well and good (or a harbinger of the Apocalypse, depending on your point of view), but does this increasing centrality better prepare us to consider the appeal and consequence of harmonized words and pictures? How, after all, do comics work? How do we think clearly about something that is both perfectly familiar and deeply weird? This class will introduce these issues at the theoretical level and via several colorful examples (some of which are dirty, some of which are violent, and all of which are strange) and also prepare students to write effectively about the arts in various media and the culture in which those arts operate.

Also: a man with a question mark for a head. No, I'm serious.

LHSP 130 - Writing and the Arts I
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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