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LATS 316
The Graphic Narrative: A "Global South" Perspective Fall 2019
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity

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“[I]n a media-saturated world in which a huge preponderance of the world’s news images are controlled and diffused by a handful of men’ a stream of comic book images and words, assertively etched’ can provide a remarkable antidote.” –Edward Said, Introduction to Palestine by Joe Sacco. This course examines graphic narratives (and related texts and film) rooted in the “Global South,” with particular emphasis on Latina/o and Latin American experiences. We will focus on how each author/artist deploys visual and narrative elements to express social, political, economic, and cultural realities. Regular assignments will offer students opportunities to create their own graphic narratives.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1483
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and class participation, short writing exercises, 4- to 5-page midterm paper (close-reading a text), 10- to 15-page final creative paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
DPE Notes: Readings in the course offer students the opportunity to analyze the shaping of social differences, dynamics of unequal power, and processes of change.
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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