CFP: [Science] "Neil Gaiman: Intertextuality and Influences" NEMLA Boston 2/26-3/1/09 Deadline: 9/15/08

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Grace Wetzel
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40th Annual Northeast MLA Conference. Boston, MA.
Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009.

Fantasy fiction writer and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman blurs the border
of reality through imaginative tales that transport us to strange and
alluring lands. Yet embedded in the extraordinary are hints of the
familiar. In what ways does Gaiman modernize old myths and narratives
and to what end? How does internet culture influence his work? What
other cultural texts, traditions, and conventions â€" both new and old â€"
inform Gaiman’s short stories, novels, comics, graphic novels, and
films? What does this generic heterogeneity signify and how can â€" and
should â€" we classify these texts?

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