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Introduction to the Analysis of French Comics

Introduction à l'analyse du récit en bande dessinée

Responsible Faculty: School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE)

Teacher(s): Raphaël Baroni
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2017 -> 2017

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
2 hours per week

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


This course-seminar deals with narratology applied to the analysis of the European comics. The course aims to introduce students to the culture of the European Comics and to develop narratological skills for the analysis of graphic narratives, while becoming aware of the formal and cultural specificities of the media. The course also aims to develop cross-curricular skills in narrative theory and critical awareness of the issues involved in its application to different genres and media, particularly visual.


Boillat, A., Revaz, F., Borel, M., Oesterlé, R. (2017) Case, Strip, Action! Les feuilletons en bande dessinée dans les magazines pour la jeunesse (1946-1959), Gollion, Infolio. Groensteen, Thierry (1999), Système de la bande dessinée, Paris, PUF. Groensteen, Thierry (2011), Bande dessinée et narration. Système de la bande dessinée 2, Paris, PUF. Peeters, Benoît (2003), Lire la bande dessinée, Paris, Flammarion.

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