DTS199H1: Superman and Other Migrants


From the 1938 debut of Superman until the spate of recent autobiographical graphic novels by immigrants and children of immigrants, the development of the comic and graphic novel form has been intricately bound up with the diaspora experience. In this course, we will explore the emergence of the superhero from the immigrant experience; trace the depiction of migrants, immigrants and refugees in recent graphic novels; and study visual strategies for representing migration and displacement. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Social Science
Society and its Institutions (3)