Andrea Wilson, Graduate Teaching Assistant/Student, Wichita State University
- Seeking Additional Presenters
- Seeking General Feedback and Interest
When most people hear about graphic novels they think of childish comic books that are only meant for light reading. They have not been seen as potential education tools. Graphic novels are becoming an important way to convey history, from the iconic Maus to recent comic books that cover historical materials. History lends itself well to the graphic novel, and by adding visual and narrative elements to history events, it helps readers feel more immersed and connected to the event or setting. A great deal of research goes into creating a truly historic graphic novel. This group will discuss the distinct methods of research and writing for a graphic novel, how it differs from other mediums, and how it can be used in education.
The goal of this proposal is to shine light on a form of historic writing that has not had much exposure. It is designed to educate other historians on what goes into the graphic novel and answer any questions about its validity as an educational work. We would appreciate feedback on the potential interest in this topic as well as any other panelists who would like to join us. We would love to add any indiviuals who have worked on graphic novels.
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