Texts, Images, and the Joy of Reading: Graphic Novels in the Classroom, 7.5 Credits

Classrooms in secondary school can be places where students experience the joys of reading! In this course we explore and test the possibilities that the flourishing genre of graphic novels offers to develop creative, critical and, above all, curious and engaged encounters with literary worlds. Graphic novels are characterized by innovative and challenging meetings between texts and images and encompasses highly original works as well as adaptations of both older and modern classics. In the course we focus both on the value of the genre in itself and its potential to create routes into other texts. The course is primarily aimed at teachers of English, Swedish, or other modern languages, but is also open for students training to be teachers.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (G2F)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 60 credits from first-cycle courses in English, Literary studies, or Swedish. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Academic points

Additional information: Teaching methods
The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1900