Comics & Lit 2009: Ep 01

Unlike the litcrit course I taught last quarter, there’s no publicly-accessible website for the Comics & Literature class I’m teaching this winter at Clackamas CC. However, I *am* again making available the MP3s I’m recording of our meetings, and here’s the first installment.

The course has a comparative focus, in which we’ll explore the cross-pollination between comics and film.  Easily the highlight of the term will come in February, when Senior Editor (and magnificent writer in her own regard, natch) for Dark Horse Comics Diana Schutz visits us to discuss–well–just about anything she damn well pleases.

Here’s the reading/viewing list:

Scott McCloud.  Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. Kitchen Sink, 1994.
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. DC Comics, 1986.
Frank Miller and Lynne Varley. 300. Dark Horse Comics, 1999.
Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Pantheon, 2003.
Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye. Image, 2004.
28 Days Later (dir. Danny Boyle, 2002)
300 (dir. Zach Snyder, 2006)
The 300 Spartans (dir. Rudolph Maté, 1962)
American Splendor (dir. Berman & Pulcini, 2003)
Dawn of the Dead (dir. George Romero, 1978)
Persepolis (dir. Marjane Satrapi, 2007)
Watchmen (dir. Zach Snyder, 2009)

I’m happy to share the syllabus with anyone who is interested.


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