CFP: The Graphic Novel: Histories, Audiences, Methods (grad) (3/21/07; 4/21/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Corinne Blackmer
contact email: 

CFP: The Graphic Novel: Histories, Audiences, Methods. (Graduate
Student Conference, 4/21/07). This panel solicits papers (6-8 pages
long; 15-20 minute presentations) on various aspects of the graphic
novel: the histor(ies) of this genre (and relation to comics); the
dominant use of history and autobiography; political stances;
feminist/queer/class dimensions; the implications of the changing/
widening audiences; considerations of methods and methodologies of
analysis and production, and emerging "canon."
        The Eighth Annual Graduate English Conference:
        "Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing"
        Michael J. Adanti Student Center
        Southern Connecticut State University
        New Haven, CT
        Saturday, April 21, 2007

Proposals for graphic novel panel should consist of a 250-300 word
abstract. Paper
proposals must also include the paper title, and the name, day and
evening phone
numbers, fax number, e-mail address, surface mail address, and
institutional affiliation
of the presenter.

Electronic Submission:
Please send submissions by e-mail to
either included in the body of the e-mail or as an email attachment
(in Word DOC).
Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

Non-Electronic Submissions:
If you are unable to e-mail your proposal, you may send either a CD-
ROM containing
the document (in Word DOC) or a hard copy to:

Prof. Corinne E. Blackmer
English Department
Southern CT State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Hard copy submissions must include a separate cover page with the name
(s), paper,
title and other details and a second page with title and abstract but
All submissions will be assessed anonymously.

Deadline for RECEIPT of submissions:
5:00PM, Wednesday, 21 March 2007. You may submit early if you would
like an
early decision.

Notification of Acceptance:
Decisions by the conference committee will be on-going, generally
within two weeks
of the submission of the paper. Presenters will be notified of the
conference committee's
decision by e-mail. No decisions will be made after 2 April 2007.

There will be a $20 conference registration fee for attendees and
guests ($5 for
Southern CT students and faculty), due by 14 April 2007. On-site
registration fees
will be $25 ($10 for Southern CT students and faculty). Registration
fees include
all food service (continental breakfast, beverage breaks, and luncheon).

Make checks payable to the Department of English/SCSU. Send checks to:

Elspeth McCormack
Graduate Conference 2007 Organizer
English Department
Southern CT State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Prof. Corinne E. Blackmer

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