The Graphic Novel Collection – Learning with Pictures

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Lucy Atkinson and Martin Philip.


This lightning talk aims to highlight the range of graphic novels in the University of York library. Over the past 18 months they have been broadening this collection to include newer titles, with a focus on Politics and personal experience. These include Jerusalem – Guy Delise, Arab of the Future volumes 1-3 – Riad Sattouf and Threads – Kate Evans. The hope is that these titles will offer greater accessibility and a more inclusive environment to students with learning differences, as well as offer the opportunity to explore a range of personal experiences, develop empathy and integrate inter-cultural perspectives in the curriculum. This lightning talk will also highlight titles that could be considered to support students studying research methods, demonstrating creative and innovative learning methods. This talk also hopes to inspire suggestions and support further development of this collection.

You can access the recording of this session at this link here:

The Graphic Novel Collection – Learning with Pictures (UoY Panopto log-in required)

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