Another idea I thought I wanted to pursue is analyzing comic book covers and find a relation to the time period these were published, etc.
I have other ideas, no doubt influenced by the growing number of comic book literature available to the public as well as the discussions that I have with my husband. I mean, comics offer stories-- stories that can be analysed just as the literature that I am accustomed to reading and writing about. Comics have characters that have personalities that are developed. They have plots that need to be revealed. There, of course, is the visual element-- the art-- used in the work that also influences the story. Comics have dialougues. They have setting, point of view. They use all the literary devices that I know. So, why can't I do a thesis on comics?
Do you guys have any thesis ideas on comics? Do you know of any melding of scholarly work/academia with comic books?