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ENGL 493 (The Graphic Novel)


Welcome to the class wiki for ENGL 493, a course dedicated to the critical study of the graphic novel, taught by Professor Mark Sample of George Mason University. The primary function of this wiki is to collaborate on and share class notes. You'll find the other online components of the class (guidelines, calendar, assignments, and so on) on the Class Blog


Before collaborating on the class notes, be sure you've read and understood the Class Notes assignment. Remember that the notes for Tuesday’s class are due by Thursday morning, and Thursday’s notes are due by Saturday night.


Group 5

Tuesday, September 8: Frank Miller, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Thursday, September 10: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns


Group 1

Tuesday, September 15: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, chapters 1-3

Thursday, September 17: Watchmen, chapters 4-6


Group 2

Tuesday, September 22: Fall for the Book Guest Speaker: Adam Besenyodi

Thursday, September 24: Watchmen, chapters 7-12


Group 3

Tuesday, September 29: Art Spiegelman, Maus,Part 1, pages 1-94

Thursday, October 1: Maus, Part 1, pages 95-159


Group 4

Tuesday, October 6: Maus, Part 2, pages 1-100

Thursday, October 8: Maus, Part 2, pages 101-136


No Notes This Week

Tuesday, October 13

Thursday, October 15


Group 5

Tuesday, October 20: Jimmy Corrigan

Thursday, October 22: Jimmy Corrigan


Group 1

Tuesday, October 27: Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese

Thursday, October 29American Born Chinese


Group 2

Tuesday, November 3: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis, pages 1-93

Thursday, November 5: Persepolis, pages 93-188


Group 3

Tuesday, November 10: Persepolis, pages 189-275

Thursday, November 12Persepolis, pages 276-341


Group 4

Tuesday, November 17: Wildred Santiago, In My Darkest Hour

Thursday, November 19: Junji Ito, Uzumaki


Random Assignment group

Thursday, December 3: Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic chapters 4 & 5

Tuesday December 8th: Finishing Fun Home

Thursday, December 10: Future of Comics Discussion

Comments (3)

Shane Cashman said

at 5:29 pm on Sep 10, 2009

added a link for Thursday notes and fixed top link to the class blog

Alyse M. Jones said

at 9:20 pm on Nov 13, 2009

really confused. can't find a way to get into Thursday Nov 12 notes. Help?

Chandra said

at 7:25 pm on Nov 14, 2009

I'm having the same problem, I'm assigned to do Thursday and there isn't a link.

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