D573 - Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: Graphic novel Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine (2007) and "Paper Menagerie", a short story by Ken Liu (2016)
- Ciclo: 2021
- Nivel: Distance
- Idioma: Inglés
- Estado: Terminado
- Lugar: Distance
- Capacitador/es: Martha Patricia De Cunto
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She holds an MA in Literary Linguistics from the University of Nottingham, UK and is currently doing a PhD in Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. She is a lecturer in American Literature and Children’s Literature at I.E.S. Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernández". She teaches IB at several schools in Buenos Aires.
Language and Literature lovers interested in questions of Asian American experience and identity
Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine, also called Optic Nerve 9, is a short graphic novel that grapples with the influence of race in the sexual and emotional life of the protagonist, a young man of Japanese origin. "Paper Menagerie" by the Asian-American author Ken Liu (2016) is a short story that highlights difficulties in interracial relationships in the heart of a family whose mother is Chinese, the father is white and their son is Asian-American bi-racial. The seminar will focus on the relationships between Asian-Americans and white Americans.
Participants are expected to have read the graphic novel Shortcomings and the short story “Paper Menagerie”.
The seminar will use the graphic short story available online at https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Optic-Nerve/Issue-9?id=137026 . The name of the comic on this internet page is Optic Nerve 9.
You can also download it here:
The story “Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu is available on the internet at https://io9.gizmodo.com/read-ken-lius-amazing-story-that-swept-the-hugo-nebula-5958919
The facilitator will help participants identify the main difficulties or shortcomings of the anti-heroes of the graphic novel and the short story. Participants will be required to work on extracts in break-up rooms to explore moments of tension in the life of the protagonists of the two texts. Since the comic contains visual art, the facilitator will ask participants to discuss aesthetic choices made by the cartoonist to create meaning.
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