Graphic Narratives course

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Graphic Narratives course

Postby Anomic on Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:32 pm

I did a search on “graphic narratives” on this site but nothing came up, so my apologies if it is mentioned elsewhere.

Melbourne uni is offering Graphic Narratives (CWRI4001) as part of its creative writing course for 2011
The subject overview is described as
“Students will read graphic fiction and non-fiction with a focus on 20th century writers such as Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Marjane Satrapi, Charles Burns, Bruce Mutard and Shaun Tan. Students will also read into comics theory, cultural theory, and contemporary criticism of the genre, and discuss the history and innovations of this emerging field of writing practice. Students will work either individually or in pairs to produce their own original graphic narrative: this can be fictional, autobiographical, biographical or journalistic. Guest tutors will present intensive workshops on drawing and storyboarding; no prior artistic experience is required.”

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The Victorian Writer's Centre's current mag has a big article on the course and it appears that guest lecturers in the course include Bruce Mutard & N Greenberg...
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Re: Graphic Narratives course

Postby AndreiB on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Yeah it looks pretty hot. Pat Grant is doing a lot of work for that course.
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Re: Graphic Narratives course

Postby bluetoaster on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:46 am

I know Trev Wood has been wanting the comics medium taught in our Universities/schools for a long time. This is very good news. Let's hope the course expands in the future.

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