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MLA 2017 Special Session: Modernism and Graphic Narrative (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia. The proposal for the special session is due on April 1, 2016. Acceptance at the call for paper stage is NOT a guarantee of the session being accepted and running at MLA 2017.

This proposed special session will explore the relationships and connections between modernism and graphic narrative. Panelists may consider (but are certainly not limited to):

+ narrative theory, modernism, and comics
+ the influence of modernism on comics and graphic narrative
+ modernist ways of reading graphic narrative
+ intertextuality and adaptation
+ perspective and consciousness
+ space and time
+ architecture
+ design
+ race and ethnicity
+ gender
+ class


Please send 300-word abstracts accompanied by a short biographical note by 10 March 2016 to Janine Utell,

Conference Location: Philadelphia, USA
Conference Starts: January 05, 2017
Conference Ends: January 08, 2017

CFP Submission Deadline: March 10, 2016

For more information, contact: Janine Utell