Graphic novels are the textbooks in LITE 285: Studies in the Novel this fall

Required reading for the Fall 2016 section of LITE 285: Studies in the Novel at KCC.

Graphic novels will serve as the textbooks for this fall’s offering of LITE 285: Studies in the Novel class at Kellogg Community College

The course will run from 1 to 2:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 on campus in Battle Creek.

“This class is for students who enjoy good stories and excellent graphics,” said English professor Elyse Jozlin, who’s teaching the course. “Like any novel, graphic novels can teach us about the human experience. Unlike ordinary novels, both text and images are used to convey meaning. This is called sequential art, and this medium will be the focus of LITE 285.”

Graphic novels serving as course texts for LITE 285 this fall include:

  • “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art,” by Scott McCloud
  • “V for Vendetta,” by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  • “March: Book One,” by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin  and Nate Powell
  • “Persepolis,” by Marjane Satrapi
  • “The Arrival,” by Shaun Tan
  • “El Deafo,” by Cece Bell

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