Aliens, Private Eyes, and Superheroes in the Classroom: The Place of Genre Fiction in Literature and Composition (SAMLA 5/15; 11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association 2010 Conference
contact email: 
tracy.bealer@gmail.com

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:
Tracy Bealer
tracy.bealer@gmail.com
Email submissions are strongly preferred, but paper proposals may be mailed to:
Tracy Bealer
Department of English
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St.
Charleston, SC 29409

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american
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition
twentieth_century_and_beyond