CFP: [Graduate] Hypertext and Intertext: Recasting the Master Narrative (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29-3/1/08)
Jasper Ffordeâ€™s popular series of literary detective novels, beginning
with The Eyre Affair, popularized a little-studied literary trope:
intertextual references and devices that subvert the linear master
narrative. From farting bookworms to the â€œfootnoterphone,â€ Fforde
utilizes font types, footnotes, and misspellings to argue for a multi-
textuality in his novels. How have other writers done the same? For
what purpose? How does this practice affect us as readers? This panel
seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.
Topics may include self-referencing, online hypertext, multiple
narrators, and much more.
Submit 350-word paper proposals by September 30 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium to be held at Arizona State University, February 29-
March 1, 2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home
and office numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please
include any A/V requirements with your submission.
Submit all proposals and questions to asu2008symp_at_gmail.com (Attention:
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