CFP: Modernism and Comics (5/1/07; MSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Glenn Willmott
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Call for Papers
Modernist Studies Association 9 in Long Beach, CA
November 1-4, 2007

Modernism and the Comics

While contemporary graphic narratives in comic strip, book, and novel=20
form rapidly gain scholarly attention, the great age of comics, from=20
the birth of the strip genre at the turn of the 20th century to the=20
censorship clampdown of the 1950s, remains all but a dark continent in=20=

relation to other popular and avant-garde cultures of modernism. =20
Building on the interest generated by the Early Comics panel at MSA 8,=20=

papers are invited which seek to present illuminating research into=20
relationships between comics and modernist lives and works. Possible=20
topics include the history or poetics of comics works or genres of the=20=

modern period, the traces of comics in ideas or productions of=20
modernist writers and artists, and the continuities and discontinuities=20=

between literary and comics genres.

Please send enquiries or one-page abstracts (with contact info and=20
brief bio) by Tuesday, May 1 to Glenn Willmott, Professor of English,=20
Queen=92s University, Canada;

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