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Comments on: Draft Booklist for a Last-Minute First-Year Writing Course http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2011/01/11/draft-booklist-for-a-last-minute-first-year-writing-course/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Nels http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2011/01/11/draft-booklist-for-a-last-minute-first-year-writing-course/comment-page-1/#comment-131097 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:20:26 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/?p=412#comment-131097 Thanks for listing the Madden. I’d never heard of it, but it’s perfect for my Graphic Memoir class I’m doing Fall 2012.

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By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2011/01/11/draft-booklist-for-a-last-minute-first-year-writing-course/comment-page-1/#comment-129948 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 04:32:21 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/?p=412#comment-129948 Thanks so much for these recommendations! Shaw got a plug on Twitter, too, and I’m thrilled to think about “2-D Goggles,” since I’m a Victorianist by training.

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By: Josh Rose http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2011/01/11/draft-booklist-for-a-last-minute-first-year-writing-course/comment-page-1/#comment-129946 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 04:22:55 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/?p=412#comment-129946 Love this idea, and the list looks great. I was compelled by your mention of online comics to offer two that may or may not fit in, since it’s been years since I’ve even needed to *think* about a freshmen-level comp course. Two online comics I have been intrigued by (and you probably already know about) are Dash Shaw’s “Bodyworld” (http://www.dashshaw.com/bodyworld_prelude.html) and Sydney Padua’s “2-D Goggles” (http://2dgoggles.com/). What I love about each is how they use the online format to break with conventions of “pages” and organization in comics. Shaw creates long elaborate pages/panels that, once the reader begins scrolling, realizes he is using the infinite space of the web-page to create intriguing narrative stretches and pauses. Padua, on the other hand, has crafted an adoring and hilarious fictional account of the mathematical experiments and genius of Ada Lovelace, but usually annotates each episode with letter entries, commentary, and historical information and images she finds online using Google Books and other resources. Both are fascinating reads, albeit quite different in tone, but I feel use the internet in intriguing ways narratively so that the story is not confined to a mandated approach or voice, but allowed to breathe and expand in intriguing ways.

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