Comics and Other Media module (EN12008)

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Module code


  • Level 1
  • Semester 2
  • English - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%
  • Saturday mornings classes 9.30 to 12.30


Dr Damon Herd


There will be 5 x three-hour lectures/seminar/workshops fortnightly for this module. All modules are supported by VLEs and staff office hours for individual consultation. Consultation via email or phone is also offered.


4 x journals (300 words each) (50%)

Collaborative/creative work (50%)

Module Aims

The module has several aims; to allow students to study comics history, and the formal properties of the medium; to foster an understanding of comics texts through critical analysis and creative work; to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interaction of comics and graphic novels with other media.

The module combines a critical history of the comics and other media with practical exercises and assignments. There will be 5 x 3 hour workshops on Saturday mornings. The workshops comprise of a lecture/seminar and creative component, with each session ending with a reflection on the creative work with feedback from the tutors and peers. For the creative element, students may concentrate on a particular aspect of comics e.g. writing or art, and there will be an opportunity for collaboration. The indicative module content is as follows:

Comics and Literature

Comics and Film

Comics and Performance

Comics and Art

Showcase: Exhibition event