Friday, August 24, 2007

Syllabus and Teaching Materials for History of Comic-Book Art
Indiana University, Bloomington
Syllabus and Teaching Materials for History of Comic-Book Art

McCloud, Understanding Comics
Lee & Ditko, The Essential Spider-Man, vol. 2
Moore & Gibbons, Watchmen
Seth, It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken
Clowes, Eightball no. 22
Hankiewicz, Tepid Summer 2003
Other required readings may be found on the online electronic reserve.
Week 3 McCloud Understanding Comics (textbook), chap. 2, 5 and 8, plus examples online on electronic reserve
Week 4 McCloud, chapters 3, 4, plus example online on electronic reserve
Week 5 McCloud, chapter 6, plus examples online on electronic reserve
Week 6 Will Eisner, “Spirit” selections (electronic reserve)
Week 7 Nietzsche, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” selections (handout)
H.L. Mencken, “The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche” selections (handout)
Siegel and Shuster, “The Reign of the Superman” (electronic reserve)
Week 8 “Action Comics” selection
“Batman” selection
“Flash Comics” selection (all on electronic reserve)
“The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk” (electronic reserve)
“Superduperman” (MAD Superman parody) (electronic reserve)
Week 9 The Essential Spider-Man, vol. 2 (textbook)
Week 10 Watchmen (textbook)
Week 11 Eightball no. 22 (textbook)
John Porcellino, King-Cat no. 50, 56
Week 12 Dori Seda, Dori Stories
Dan Clowes, 20th Century Eightball selections (all electronic reserve)
recommended: Joe Matt, Peepshow no. 1
Week 13 Seth, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken (textbook)
Week 14 Debbie Drechsler, Daddy’s Girl selections (electronic reserve)
Week 15 Ivan Brunetti, strips from Schizo 4 (electronic reserve)
John Hankiewicz, Tepid, Summer 2003 (textbook) 4
History of Comic-Book Art by Prof. Andrei Molotiu
Distributed, courtesy of its author, at NACAE

AND (but there's lots more)
Georgia Southern University
WRIT 3030 A (CRN #14910)
The Comic Book in American Culture

Required Texts:

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. Tundra Publishing.
Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. DC Comics.
Waid, Mark and Alex Ross. Kingdom Come. DC Comics.
Wright, Bradford. Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003

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Re: What do you predict will be "hot" in 15 years ???? [Re: showcase-4]
#1853586 - Wed Jun 20 2007 09:25 PM
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At the community college where I taught part-time this past semester, one of the full-time professors taught an English course on Comic Books as Literature. Apparently it was a very successful course exploring a varity of different social issues in comics from all ages (Golden-Modern) such as race, sexuality, class, etc.

I know that when I start working on my Ph.D. next fall ('08), I'll be able to design an elective of my own, and am planning on putting together a sort of Intro to Literature utilizing both film and comics as a means of engaging the students. I think that one way to keep this hobby alive is to connect it to other aspects of our culture- literature in this case. Connect the book to the individual and the book will stay alive- the same goes for comics.

Nice articles Showcase & Camera!



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