ENGL 1183

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Writers and artists from Homer to Raymond Pettibon have been fascinated by the relationship between words and images, a relationship that is sometimes imagined as a competition, sometimes as a collaboration. What are the differences between literary and visual media? What can the juxtaposition of word and image teach us about the nature of representation? What other kinds of ends (satiric, esoteric, etc.) do artists and writers hope to achieve by coupling words with images? To explore these questions, we will consult works drawn from a range of periods and genres (for example, graphic novels, medieval manuscripts, contemporary art and new media, emblem books, film, literary gaming, fiction and poetry). The course is structured around a progressive set of writing assignments and will include both informal exercises as well as formal essays.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded