FYF@Innis Seminars

Power, Resistance, and the Graphic Novel

Professor: Max Mishler
Subject: History
Course Code: HIS194H1S

Seminar description

This course will look broadly at the question of power and resistance in the Americas (Canada, the United States, and Latin America) through the prism of graphic novels.

Each week we will read a graphic novel related to important historical moments or events, drawing on scholarly articles to help us contextualize the novel.

We will discuss the medium of graphic novels, their history and place in the broader culture, as well as how they might help or hinder our ability to study and disseminate information about the past.

Get to know the professor

NAME: Bart Testa

INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: Story Worlds & The Cinema, Action Cinema, Chinese Cinemas

HOMETOWN: Toronto

THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: Touch of Evil

THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: “Opening” by Phillip Glass

FAVOURITE FOOD: Pizza

GUILTY PLEASURE: Zombie & vampire movies

I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Dish washing

A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I have a new puppy.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: The actual teaching part.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: Many opportunities to work on your writing.

WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: All writing is rewriting.

A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: I get paid to talk about films.

SOME FINAL WORDS: Roll credits.

NAME: Chelsea Rochman.

INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: EEB197H1S Biodiversity and the city

HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona.

THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Coco :)

MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: hmmmm… not sure.

THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: CSNY, Judy Blue Eyes.

FAVOURITE FOOD: Pickles & gummy candy.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Gummy worms & other gummy candy.

I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Multi-tasking.

A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I have 2 sisters named Berrye.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: Keeping up with the knowledge.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: So you can see the nature behind the concrete in our city.

WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: We live in the Carolinian forest.

A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: There are just as many freshwater fish species as marine.

SOME FINAL WORDS: The waste hierarchy is a good rule to live by.

Good to know

Pre-requisites: none
Co-requisites: none
Exclusions: none
Recommended Preparation: none
Breadth: Society & Its Institutions (3)
CR/NCR: Not eligible for CR/NCR option
Restrictions: Restricted to first-year students

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