Selkirk College professor brings the art and culture of graphic novels to students:

Selkirk College

from the Nelson Star:

“Once condemned as a dangerous force of moral degradation, comics and graphic novels have come to be recognized as important cultural texts.

“I’ve always been interested in popular culture as an expression of our deepest desires,” said Nelson professor Renée Jackson-Harper. “Graphic novels like Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and David B’s Epileptic, have stayed with me since I first encountered them, and I have continued to return to the big questions they raise about what drives us as individuals and as society.”

Jackson-Harper will teach English 111 at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus starting January 9. The class will run Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The intro-level literature course is fully transferable as three credits for first-year English. Subtitled Drawn & Dangerous – Graphic Imaginations, the class will examine texts that take the form of visual narratives and poetry.

Topics of discussion will include adaptation, transmedia storytelling and graphic fiction and poetics as powerful platforms for social critique.”

To read more about Renée, click here.