College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FREN 017C. First Year Seminar: Drawing Conflicts: Comics and Visualizing Political Crises


(Cross-listed as LITR 017FC )
Drawing Conflicts is a new course that examines the use of modern fictional and nonfiction graphic novels to represent and bear witness to critical conflicts in recent history, including the Holocaust, the Iranian Revolution, the Palestinian Conflict, the 1982 and 2006 Lebanon Wars, the Rwandan genocide, and the ongoing “refugee crisis.” This course introduces students to the theory and methodology of comics analysis, while exploring current debates on the depiction and memorialization of traumatic history through this highly commercial medium-traditionally associated with lighter content-, and the extent to which these comics promotes human rights in on-going crises. Highlights include Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Jean-Philippe Stassen’s Deogratias and graphic works by NGO’s to teach about the plight of refugees.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for FREN, FMST, PEAC
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: French and Francophone Studies  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/french-francophone-studies/courses


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