[FREN 270] French Graphic Novels

This course introduces students to the rich world of French-language graphic novels known as bandes dessinées, which, alongside Anglophone comics and Japanese manga, constitute one of the major foci of sequential art production in the world. Through various topics, students will learn key concepts and critical vocabulary of comic studies while improving their textual and visual analysis skills, their familiarity with the medium of sequential art in the French-speaking world, and their French proficiency skills. Topics may focus on an overview of French-language graphic novels throughout the world, on a single cartoonist, on a particular historical moment, or on a particular theme such as immigration, dissent, political satire. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

Course Title

French Graphic Novels

Course Code

FREN 270




Prerequisite: French 240 or consent of instructor.

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