College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    
    May 19, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LITR 017FC. First Year Seminar: Drawing Conflicts: Comics and Visualizing Political Crises


(Cross-listed as FREN 017C )
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
Fall 2023. Gueydan-Turek.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation   
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures/courses-taught-english-0


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