MLA Special Session: The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making (3/1/12; Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Elaine Auyoung, Rutgers University
contact email: 
elaine.auyoung@rutgers.edu

MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013

Paper proposals exploring the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, stagecraft, illusion, to the cognition of representational art. Submit 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Elaine Auyoung (elaine.auyoung@rutgers.edu). Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.

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american
childrens_literature
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian