English R1B

Reading and Composition: Books with Pictures

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
16 Fall 2018 Hobson, Jacob
Note new time: MWF 3-4 Note new location: 262 Dwinelle

Book List

Bechdel, Alison: Fun Home; Brosh, Allie: Hyperbole and a Half; Saunders, George: The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Other Readings and Media

Additional Readings:  John Berger, Ways of Seeing; Sergei Eisenstein, Strike; Robert Wiene, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


This course studies books with pictures in them, although we will occasionally ditch the books altogether to look at pictures in the Berkeley Art Museum and to watch moving pictures. We will study the relationship between image and text in a variety of media. Whether viewing high art or reading web comics, we will ask: how do images and words convey meaning? Do they convey the same kind of meaning? How do they work together?

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