CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.
Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.
According to the New York Times, Britain finally â€œembrace(d) the graphic novelâ€ in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?