[UPDATE] CFP: MLA Special Session on “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

Papers that explore the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from new work on techniques of representation, mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, and illusion, to how formal features translate into aesthetic experience. Papers focusing on the cognition of representational art, or on the psychological or phenomenological dimensions of literary experience are also welcome. 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.

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian