FCS 198H1S

The literacy of Images: Interactions between Text and Other Media


R. Saverino


How do images create meaning in texts? How do words guide the interpretation of images? This course will examine relations between texts from different literary genres (The Bande Dessinée, fiction and autobiography) and other media (illustration, photography, cinema) through an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, by combining perspectives from literature, cinema, illustration, and photography. The course will be held in English. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Required texts:

Persepolis (Volume I) by Marjane Satrapi; Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad; True Stories by Sophie Calle

Films (screening and/or streaming):

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (excerpts); Incendies by Wajdi Mouawad

    Assignments and evaluation:

    Personal response papers/quizzes (30%); In class mid-term test (30%); Final paper (25%); Overall Assessment (15%)