ENG235H1S - L0101

The Graphic Novel


Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Instructor Information

A. Lesk

E-mail: andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca

Course Description

In ENG235, an introductory course, we will examine the rhetorical uses of comics in order to think through the course theme Youth. Concomitantly, we will explore the following questions: To what rhetorical purposes are comics used? How is "truth" represented/constructed through visual and textual rhetoric? What is the relationship between the novel and its social context, and how is that represented by the visual codes of these texts?

Required Readings


First Three Authors/Texts

  • Clowes
  • Laboucane
  • Barry

Methods of Evaluation

  • Essay
  • Tests
  • Quiz