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 http://www.georgetown.edu/ssce; 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 ADL6@georgetown.edu or consult the XLIT-162-01 micro-page at: http://www.serious-about-comics.com/comicsaslit.html