Picturing Biblical Narrative: Spring 2021

Join Us in Spring 2021

JS 1111 Special Topics Mini Course #32675 — Picturing Biblical Narrative

comic-book-style illustration of buildings lining a cobblestone street

Online Mini Course: 1 credit
Taught by: Artist in Residence Ben Schachter
Begins: Jan. 28, 2021
Meets: Thursdays, Noon-12:50 p.m. for 12 weeks
Grading: P/F

Each week, students will explore formal and narrative elements found in graphic novels and explore how pictures influence how we read a text. We'll examine how biblical Jewish texts are informed by pictures. We'll create our own visual narratives based on Jewish texts and discuss some that have already been published. Though we don't have enough time to create. full-length graphic novel or comic book, we'll explore different ways to "picture" biblical narrative.

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