Graphic Novels

Upper School

Grade 11, Grade 12


Open to Grades 11-12

Credits: 0.5

In this course, students will learn how to analyze the visual medium of graphic novels and explore how graphic novels have emerged as a robust literary genre since the publication of Maus in 1980. We will pay particular attention to historically marginalized voices including transgender, queer, Jewish, and Asian authors and illustrators and how they have used this genre to amplify their voices. Students will have opportunities for creative projects, formal presentations, and analytical writing over the course of the semester. Texts may include Understanding Comics, Maus, Home, On a Sunbeam, Nimona, One Summer, and Monstress.

Offered Spring 2024