Aliens, Private Eyes, and Superheroes in the Classroom: The Place of Genre Fiction in Literature and Composition (SAMLA 5/15; 11
The 2009 MLA Annual Convention included a panel dedicated to graphic novelist Alan Moore, another on Autobiography in Graphic Narratives, as well as papers on science fiction writer Octavia Butler and the Halloween horror film series—all evidence that fiction once relegated to the margins of academia has begun to attract serious critical attention. This panel aims to investigate how texts from previously non-canonical genres—sci-fi, detective fiction, graphic novels, film, etc.—can be productively included in undergraduate literature and composition courses. Please send proposals of no longer than 250 words along with a brief biographical sketch by May 15th to:
Email submissions are strongly preferred, but paper proposals may be mailed to:
Department of English
171 Moultrie St.
Charleston, SC 29409