I have already written about Coursera and look what they have to offer now: Comic Books and Graphic Novels. An entire course by the University of Colorado Boulder, starting in September, about comics as part of the literary culture.
What do I expect to get from this? ‘You will learn a mode of reading that will allow you to appreciate comics in a new depth. You will learn an effective mode of writing that will allow you to express your thinking clearly. Most importantly, you will also learn the power of the imagination as a force for change: Art is Generative, so there is always hope.’
This in itself makes it worthy of my literary attention – not the graphic, because me and drawing are quite distant beings. But I am interested in all forms of literature and even though I am not a comic-fan I believe that this mode of expression may teach a lot about character creation and story structure building to any novel-writer. New perspectives are always worth considering and this here is a whole new perspective.
So, who is participating and what is your main motivator?