LIT 313 Visual Approaches to Literature: The Graphic Novel

This course presents students with the means for understanding and creating visual stories. Students will learn how to read, interpret, and discuss graphic novels, and also how to create and craft comic stories. Students will use various critical frames to read and analyze four graphic novels. Students will engage in close reading: they will be asked to analyze literature inductively, using clues from the surface level of literature (literary devices) to create larger truths they see in the literature. They will also use Scott McCloud’s book, Making Comics, to better understand the choices writers and artists make when crafting visual stories and how those choices will affect their own comic stories. 




ENG 122 or COM 245