LIT X—Comics and Graphic Novels


School of Linguistics and Literary Studies


Comics and Graphic Novels


45 hours spread over 6 weeks


  • 15 years of age and above
  • Sound knowledge of spoken and written English.


Online—Zoom app


Click here on or before 5 July 2020


QUERIES: 70257 36662


This workshop, for students aged 15 and above, introduces and discusses comics and graphic novels in detail, tracing their development through history, focusing on their success and popularity in recent times, and covering key theoretical concepts related to both studying and creating these genres.

The content is also tagged as a ‘Lit X’ workshop. This series is designed specifically to look at relatively newer and upcoming genres of literature: 20th- and 21st-century upstarts that have captured the imagination of readers, and have carved a niche for themselves in a corner of the high table occupied by the classics. Such workshops deal with the expanding idea of literature, and with genres that are pushing the boundaries of what literature is and can be.



  • Classes for this workshop will be held on weekdays.
  • It will have a 1.5-hour duration class every day, from Monday to Friday, alternating between live sessions, recorded sessions and individual project discussion and work/class presentations.


This workshop aims to:

  • introduce learners to comics and graphic novels as a genre of literature.
  • introduce learners to the narrative and visual interpretation theories that will enable them to better understand works in this genre.
  • introduce learners to famous writers and works in this field.

Workshop Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • identify and describe the broad concerns related to the study of comics and graphic novels.
  • critically analyse comics and graphic novels in terms of their literary value, their artistic quality and their effectiveness as visual narratives.
  • recognise famous authors and works in the field.
  • create a basic comic or graphic narrative of their own.


  • The teaching in this workshop will be through a combination of lectures, classroom discussions, and interactive activities.
  • There is no single primary textbook for this workshop. However, a set of readings have been identified for each module of the workshop and will be made available to students as a reference, both for classwork and to assist in their assignments.
  • In addition, the books/texts from which some of these readings will be sourced have been identified for subsidiary/supplementary reading and the students are encouraged to obtain and look these up to increase their own understanding of the subject and to aid their participation in group discussions in class.

Evaluation Pattern

  • Weekly quizzes
  • Written assignments
  • Class presentations
  • Final project



Marks allocation

Weekly quizzes


Written assignments


Class presentations


Final project



A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to students who have met the completion requirements pertaining to all the segments of the workshop.

Workshop Fee

INR 6000 inclusive of taxes