CMS.308 The Visual Story: Graphic Novel, Type to Tablet


Class Info

Focuses on the interactions between graphic stories and media technologies from the rotary press of the late 19th century to contemporary touch screens, exploring the changing relations among narrative expression, reader experience and media form. Working with examples from Pulitzer's Yellow Kid and McKay's Little Nemo, through the classic comics (from DC superheroes to EC horror) and graphic novels, to interactive and non-linear texts (Cognitos Operation Ajax), examines such elements as graphic design, interface, and form as well as the circulation and economies of these various media-based texts. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.308 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by J. Paradis.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Wednesdays in 66-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS E.

You can find more information at the CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site or on the CMS.308 Stellar site.

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