Graphic novels selected in the “Graphic Novel Book Club” and January meeting

English reading club on graphic novels for over 16s with a monthly meeting for analysis and discussion.

One Wednesday a month at 18:XNUMX p.m. in the library of the International Institute.

Required level of English: intermediate-high / advanced (level test can be requested from

The library will have some copies of the chosen works to lend to participating members.

The activity will be led by Peter Savaiano and Alexander Makenzie, professors from the English department of the International Institute. Part of the sessions will focus on aspects of text analysis and others on graphic analysis.

Given the capacity limitation (15-20 participants) all those interested who want to participate must send a registration message to The activity is part of the services offered to library members and they have priority in registration.

Carrying out the activity by non-members has an associated symbolic cost of €3 in a separate session. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the library counter the same week the activity is held up to 15 minutes before it starts.

Next meeting: January 29, 2014.

Cycle “Same difference: other ways to see reality”.

4 different titles will be analyzed in the first semester. Among them "Smile" by Raina Telgemeier.


“Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.”

Taken from Amazon.

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