Graphic Narratives and Comic Collections at Emory: Past, Present and Future (exhibit)

Ongoing through Saturday, October 29, 2022

Graphic narratives are a growing area of study and literary expression. This exhibit focuses on the expansion of Emory’s collections in this genre, including comics and long-form graphic novels. The graphic novels and comics highlighted in this exhibit are drawn from the collections of the Woodruff Library, Rose Library, and the Oxford Library. These graphic narratives provide a different experience than a prose narrative, and demand what some have called a “double literacy” of the visual and the written word. In addition to highlighting this genre, it also provides three in-depth “sub-exhibits” of graphic novels that express alternative perspectives, along with a brief history of the graphic novel genre.

The exhibit will have several cases with notable works and reproductions focusing on several themes: Afrofuturism, Experiences of Colonialism/Immigration/War, LGBT Comics, and graphic novel precursors.

A browsable, circulating collection in the entry alcoves on Level 2 will provide a representative sample of our holdings. The Oxford College Library will have its own simultaneous exhibit to highlight its impressive expanding collection of graphic novels and comics.

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