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

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Elaine Auyoung, Rutgers University

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 ( Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.