Tuesday, January 29th, 2013...3:40 pm
Graphic Novels as Lofty Literature?
Interest in comics and graphic novels continues to grow on campuses both small and large. The Dangerous Book Pushers at the John Tyler libraries have been encouraging you to check out our collection of graphic novels for the past few years. (Not just for kids: comics @ the library) Last summer the English Department offered Introduction to the Graphic Novel (ENG 195). Now the Ivy League is getting into the act. Columbia University is expanding its support for research in comics and graphic novels according to the Butler Library Blog. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia recently announced acquisitions of research materials and Batman scripts.
The Midlothian campus has also expanded the comic and graphic novel section. Some highlights are:
- Gandhi : a manga biography / Kazuki Ebine
- Latino U.S.A. : a cartoon history / by Ilan Stavans ; illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz
- The rime of the modern mariner / Nick Hayes
Comics and graphic novels are located near the front of the library next to the periodicals. To locate more items in the catalog try searching “comic books, strips.”