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A grad degree in Archie, Veronica, Spiderman & more

Posted by Delia Cabe  June 6, 2011 10:07 AM

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If you're toying with the idea of going to grad school, consider this one, reported by the BBC:

Dundee University said the one-year Masters in Comic Studies would be launched by its English department in September 2011.
The degree is built on "strong local traditions" in the comic book industry, the university said.

Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan and the Broons, the inventions of Dundee-based publishers DC Thomson and Co, were all born in the city.

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Brenda Starr, Reporter (via Associated Press)

According the the university's press release:

Far from being the preserve of children, comics and graphic novels are increasingly sophisticated texts which comment on culture, politics and values, and cross over into areas such as television, film, computer games and the internet. Comics scholarship is an expanding field, reflecting the increasing stature of comics as an important facet of contemporary art, literature and popular culture.
But wait. There's more. You also can get a Ph.D. in comic studies at Dundee.

The details about the grad program are here, in case you want to enroll.

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Delia Cabe's work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Self, Prevention, Scientific American Presents, and other publications. In between posts, you can read Cabe's tweets at!/DeliaCabe, More »

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