COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 005 Babble & Doodle
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do word balloons and pictures interact in a comics panel? How does a caption or a title influence how we look at a painting or a photograph? How do the typography and the layout of a text affect how we read the words? Drawing on examples from literature, comics, visual arts, and photojournalism, this course will lead students through a variety of reading and writing assignments that focus on the interaction of text and image. Readings will include graphic novels,such as Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Maus by Art Spiegelman; Futurist and Constructivist propaganda posters by early Soviet artists; comics paintings by Roy Lichtenstein; and typographic poems by John Hollander, e.e. cummings, and Christian Bök. The goal of this First Year Writing Course is to prepare students for a variety of writing tasks they will encounter at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Course Requirements:

Requirements for the course include four essays of varying lengths focusing on the above skills, adding up to 20-25 pages in total. In lieu of a fourth essay, students could also opt for an open-ended creative final project as a reflection on the course theme.

Class Format:

Students will work together in a series of individual drafts and peer writing workshops to develop their skills in close analysis, critical summary, comparison, research, and argumentation.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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18401
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
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29011
Open
1
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
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19830
Open
1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
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21175
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
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22659
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
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26065
Open
18
 
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