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Graphic Novels Displays and Wonder Woman Day — by Lizzy Walker, Assistant Professor and Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Meghann Kuhlmann, Assistant Professor and Instruction and Research Services Librarian

by Samuel Willis on 2017-07-05T10:22:01-05:00 in Library Events & Displays | Comments

If you have visited the Ablah Library in the last few weeks, you may have noticed two new displays on the first floor.  This year marks the third annual English 377 – Graphic Novels Final Projects Display in the main hallway of Ablah Library.  The students of English 377, along with their professor Dr. Darren Defrain, read from a wide range or graphic novels and other forms of sequential art, exploring social, cultural, and aesthetic themes along the way. Instead of writing a paper for their final project, students were asked to create a visual analysis of a graphic novel in the form of a poster.  This spring the class was taught online for the first time, so in addition to the option of making a poster, students were also given the opportunity to create a blog or other digital format presentation.  This year’s display features 13 physical posters and four digital multi-media Wonder Woman reading while rescuing her friendsprojects.

Complementing the graphic novels displays is a display celebrating the first Official Wonder Woman Day.  Timed by DC Comics to coincide with the release of her solo movie on June 3rd, 2017.  The display includes comics, graphic novels, and academic works from the collections about Princess Diana of Themyscira. There are also comics and graphic novels featuring other superwomen such as Batgirl, Lady Thor, Faith, Squirrel Girl, and more. 

Come by today to explore and learn more about this incredible form of art!


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