English 24

Freshman Seminar: Graphic Journalism: Reading Joe Sacco's Palestine

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Fall 2016 Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
Note new time: Tues. 9-11 (for seven weeks only) note new location: 575 McCone

Book List

McCloud, Scott: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art; Sacco, Joe: Palestine


"The landmark work of comics journalism," Joe Sacco's Palestine is "a political and aesthetic work of extraordinary originality." In this seminar, we will devote ourselves to a close reading of Palestine, informed by comics scholarship. Maintaining an open and inclusive discussion, we will consider the comics form and its possibilities for reportage and narrative, Sacco's representation of the Occupied Territories, and Sacco's self-representation in relation to his encounters with diverse Palestinian perspectives. Students should be prepared for active participation and at least 6 pages of informal writing.

Note that this section of English 24 will meet for seven weeks only (two hours per week): August 30 through October 11.

This 1-unit course may not be counted as one of the twelve courses required to complete the English major.

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