Georgetown U. Offers Spring Comic Book Course to All

Thu, December 11th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Washington, DC - December 10, 2003. Beginning February 3rd, Georgetown University will debut a 9-week "Examining Comic Books as Literature" course featuring the works of creators such as Alan Moore, Frank Miller, and Art Spiegelman, open to both on-campus GU students as well as interested, outside individuals in the Metro-DC area.

The course, being offered through Georgetown's School of Summer and Continuing Education (SSCE), allows for current and past students to engage in a weekly seminar setting and at a low tuition price. Running Tuesday nights from the first week of February through the end of March, "Examining Comic Books as Literature" will engage a variety of mainstream and independent collected works in light of various literary theories (e.g. narratology, deconstruction, post-modernism, etc.).

Listed as XLIT-162-01 for the upcoming SSCE Spring 2004 course registration, "Examining Comic Books as Literature" will be led by comic scholar & writer A. David Lewis and offered at a non-credit price of $250 for tuition. The SSCE will soon have registration information at; no experience with either comics or literary theory is required, but all background as welcome. Interested parties are welcome to contact Lewis for an advance booklist or with questions at or consult the XLIT-162-01 micro-page at:

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