• Course Number: ENGL 128GN
  • Prerequisites:

    Check on GOLD.


  • Advisory Enrollment Information:

    May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.

  • Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 128AA-ZZ
  • Quarter: Winter 2023

The focus of this course is less with superheroes and more with the way in which the graphic novel engages the representation of global sites of conflict and atrocity. Starting with the Jewish Holocaust and working our way to Palestine, Lebanon, Israel and New York (9/11), we examine how the graphic novel takes up such ethical problems as the limits of representation, the relationship between fiction and testimony, as well as that between trauma, memory and mourning. We also deal with questions of moral responsibility and accountability with regard to acts of torture. While these will be our predominant concerns, we also look into how graphic novels self-referentially comment upon the process of artistic composition.


  • Schedule & Location
  • Day(s): mon wed
  • Time: 11:00 am–12:15 pm
  • Location: GIRV 1116