Multimodal novels stipulate conceptual shifts in our understanding and experience of literature, according to Wolfgang Hallet. Though the genre label "multimodal novel" is a recent coinage, graphic resources such as experimental typography and layout, images and illustrations, which contribute to multimodal aesthetics, have appeared in novels for centuries. Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, and Edgar Allan Poe utilized the expressive properties of typeface and layout in their narratives. In the early twentieth century, practitioners of the historical avant-garde including Andre Breton and F.T. Marinetti also produced multimodal narratives.
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CALL FOR SESSIONS AND PAPERS
Engaging Society through Literature and Criticism
Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures Annual Conference
May 28-30, 2016
University of Calgary
Music Criticism 1900-1950
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Societat Catalana de Musicologia, Barcelona
17-19 October 2016
Barcelona, Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.
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Call for Papers
INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON:
The Soul in Community:
Individual and Collective Spiritualities in New France
13-15 October 2016
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentation, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 21-24, 2016. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publisher, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
"Overwhelming Imagination: Achieving and Undermining Contradictions" invites art researchers to Beijing. The three-day conference, July 4-6, 2016 is accepting proposals from now until January 16th, 2016.
SKIN: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cybernetic Containers
April 8, 2016 York University, Toronto, Ontario
Call for Papers
Emotional Geographies: Gender, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts
Ágnes Györke, Senior Lecturer, University of Debrecen, Department of British Studies
Imola Bülgözdi, Senior Lecturer, University of Debrecen, North American Department