MCLLM CFP due 01/30/13 for 03/22/12 Conference in IL

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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
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All graduate students and faculty are invited to submit proposals to Northern Illinois University's Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media: Visualizing English and Media Studies in the 21st Century. MCLLM encourages individual or panel papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture as well as creative writing and pedagogical approaches. Proposals might address intersections between visual and print mediums; visual developments in linguistics; work in and with"new media," including film studies; and other treatments of the theme.

Conference Dates: March 22 & 23, 2013
Deadline for Proposals: January 30,2013

Please submit your one-page proposal to by January 30, 2013.

This conference theme is inspired by the work of our keynote speaker, Hilary Chute, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.Author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and associate editor of Art Spiegelman's MetaMaus, Chute is a critical authority on graphic narrative. She identifies her specific interest "in the relationships between word and image, fiction and nonfiction that we see in contemporary comic."

Dr. Chute will deliver her keynote address on the evening of March 22 following a dinner reception. Reception tickets may be purchased at time of registration.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at or 815-753-1456.

MCLLM Committee
Mark Pietrowski, Director
Melissa Adams-Campbell, Advisor
Rhiannon Catherwood
Erin Cross
Justin Ness