Thursday, February 23, 2012
Comics Pedagogy: Symbolism
Sometimes the obvious and direct meaning of a text goes right over my students' heads.
It can be frustrating.
(Actually, the problem is usually the opposite of what Bechdel is displaying here. My students are pretty good at hallucinating a symbolic reading of a text and, at times, pretty bad at picking up the literal claims the sentences in front of them are making.)