The American Comic Book: An Overview [F-11-5]

Presenter:Douglas Rose
Location: SUNY: Kellas 217
Classes: 4 Sessions 2.0 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09
Status: CLOSED

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This course covers the development of the American comic book from the late 19th century up to the present. Topics include: the advent of super- and costumed heroes; propaganda in war comics; and key as well as controversial mainstream artists, writers and publishers from the Platinum to the Modern Ages of Comics.

Doug Rose began reading comic books when he was five. He puts the blame for becoming an English professor on this pastime. While teaching at SUNY Canton, Doug assigned his students comic books to read as part of their writing and literature courses. In 1999 he created and began teaching ENGL 217: Comic Books as Literature. Doug is now retired, but he still loves to read and talk about comic books.

Cap: 20

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