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 授業科目
 Course Title
比較言語文化特殊講義I2
- Graphic Fiction Studies -
Lectures in Comparative Linguistics and Cultures I2
 担当者
 Instructor
准教授 ステファン ブッヘンベルゲル  後学期 月曜日5時限/月曜日6時限
 単 位
 Credit
2

到達目標 Target to be Reached
The study of graphic fiction has become one of the major topics in studying popular culture as a whole, while providing a key to understanding its respective cultural background. This is especially true for the American comic book as central part of American popular culture. By studying the American comic book as a whole this class wants to examine their cultural significance while providing knowledge about the different periods and genres of the comic book in their respective backgrounds, furthering the understanding of American popular culture.



 
授業内容 Course Content
This course aims at providing an overview of American comics from the beginning of the 1990s, examining the so called mordern age. We will then look at the historical and cultural background of this area of the American comic book and discuss its cultural significance. This will be accompanied by reading theoretical texts about graphic fiction.
 
授業計画 Course Planning
1. Introduction and course description.
2. Origin and overview of the modern age of American comic books.
2. The Modern Age: Alan Moore: Watchmen
3. The Modern Age: Alan Moore: V for Vendetta
4. The Modern Age: Alan Moore: From Hell
5. The Modern Age: Frank Miller: Batman, the dark knight returns
6. The Modern Age: Frank Miller: Sin City
7. The Modern Age: Frank Miller: 300
8. The Modern Age: Neil Gaiman: The Sandman
9. The Modern Age: Neil Gaiman: various collaborations with artist Dave McKean
10. The Modern Age: Neil Gaiman: American Gods
11. The Modern Age: Grant Morrison: The Invisibles
12. The Modern Age: Grant Morrison: Uncanny X-Men
13. The Modern Age: Grant Morrison: Batman and Superman
14. The Modern Age: Warren Ellis: Fell
15. The Modern Age: Warren Ellis: Planetary
 
授業運営 Course Management
This course will be entirely held in English with texts also being in English. Apart from reading and discussing texts from various comics and theoretical texts we will also watch scenes from major comic book movies.
 
評価方法 Evaluation Method
Evaluation will be based on the participants work in class and their semester end reports. Attendance is also a criteria as you can not pass this class if you fail to attend 4 times or more.
 
オフィスアワー Office Hour (s)
After the class or after making an appointment in building 17 room 312
 
使用書 Textbook (s)
Copies of all texts will be provided 

 
 
 
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