Jul 23, 2024  
Mansfield University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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This course explores major directions of French graphic literature since the early 20th century. Reading French-language “bandes dessinees” (comic strips, or graphic novels) in English translations helps us discover aspects of French and French-speaking culture. Representative texts include “comic” (funny) strips playing with stereotypical representations of cultures in history or science-fiction, short stories representing current events and social situations in France, “serious” graphic literature interpreting  major social or historical events, and/or literary works in the French language. Students reflect on intercultural representations in France and other French-speaking places while analyzing comics within their complex background of social, cultural, historical events.

Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 or 30 earned credits

Credits: 3cr.

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