[UPDATE]Word Meets Image: The Graphic Novel (4/22/2012; 10/19/2012-10/21/2012)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Please note that the submission date has been extended until April 22, 2012.
This special session invites papers on the graphic novel and related genres of literature that combine graphic elements with textual elements. Papers that examine the history of the graphic novel, that theorize the rapidly evolving visual rhetoric of this form of literature or that investigate some other aspect of the genre are welcome.
Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2012/ by April 22, 2012.
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2012 conference will take place October 19-21 at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
Please note that while you need not be a member of PAMLA to propose a paper, you will have to become a member by May 1, 2012 if your paper is accepted and you wish to attend the conference. You will also have to pay the separate conference fee by September 15 if you wish to attend the conference, deliver your paper, and be included in the conference program.