LITR 071F. Beyond Tintin: Contemporary French Graphic novels
This course examines how contemporary graphic novels in French and their aesthetic innovations have helped translate and magnify serious and pressing questions that continue to shape political and social life in France and the world at large. Our readings will address themes ranging from the haunting colonial legacy and the wars in the Middle East to the quest for visibility by immigrants and LGBTQ individuals. Finally, we will analyze how visual adaptations-whether cinematic adaptations of graphic novels or graphic adaptations of movies and novels-reshape their original sources and adapt them to a new purpose.
Taught in English. 0.5 credit attachment for students reading in French.
Eligible for FREN
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures
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