CFP: [20th] 2008 NEMLA Panel: The Secret (and Not So Secret) Origin of Comics

full name / name of organization: 
William S Duffy
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Annual conference:
April 10-13 2008, Buffalo, NY

The Secret (And Not so Secret) Origins of Comic Books This panel seeks
papers that analyze the relationship between the comic book genre and its
literary, mythological, and historical influences. The issues that this
panel hopes to address include, but are not limited to, the following: the
motivations behind comic books' appropriation of characters and ideas from
other genres, the ways in which these characters and ideas change to fit
the needs of the comic form, and how being adapted to comic books affects
the popular view of the source material. Please email 250-500 word
abstracts (in an attachment) to See for
information about the conference

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