This semester, students from D. B. Dowd’s course, Special Topics in Visual Culture: The Illustrated Periodical, visited the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library to engage with a variety of materials from various collections. Throughout the semester, the materials were used in lectures and discussions and featured in student presentations.
The research for the class was conducted at MGHL, where each student viewed specific items that related to their research. The topics were varied; we pulled everything from romance comics to children’s magazines. The research was used to write an essay, which will be published on the MGHL blog in the coming weeks.