WGS380H1: Feminist Graphic Novels


Comics aren't new, and graphic novels aren't either, but feminists have built a rich array of stories about consciousness, resistance, and coming of age in this genre that warrant scholarly attention. In this case, we will read graphic novels for their subtleties, thinking about what picture and text make possible in the exploration of emotion, interconnection, and identity. Reading about resistance to marriage in Aya of Yop City, a child's view of revolution in Persepolis, parent child reckoning in Fun Home, and loneliness in Skim will advance students' understandings of the of the power of narrative and the pictorial displacement of innocence.

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