Five Wednesdays: November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
The graphic novel—or memoir or history—has a bigger readership today than ever before. Eclectic and often surprising, writers use this form in innovative ways to tackle sometimes difficult subjects, such as Art Spiegelman's classic graphic novel of the holocaust, or Congressman John Lewis's powerful three-volume depiction of his struggle for civil and human rights. This course will provide an introductory menu for those who are new to reading graphic texts.
Best American Comics 2015, ed. Jonathan Lethem
March, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Maus, Art Spiegelman
Alicia Oltuski is the author of Precious Objects, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her work has appeared on NPR's Berlin Stories, in W magazine, and other publications. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she received a David Berg Foundation Fellowship, and a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.