Reading Graphic Novels and writing about them

By Saturday, January 18, 2014 No tags 0

There is not at the moment a great deal of advice about how to handle graphic novels in the study of Part 1 of the Literature program and how to write about them.  Your teachers will have some advice, but you may find the following TED talk at Dartmouth helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAyEbgSPi9

Michael Chaney also mentions one of the most helpful guides to “comics” (which is really what “graphic novels” are, at root):  Scott McCloud’s  Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art.  If there is not a copy available in your classroom, you may want to encourage your teacher to get one.  You will find it very helpful in learning the lingo of the form.

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