NEMLA 2014 [April 3-6]: This Man...This Monster!: Superheroes, Disability, and Struggles with Normalcy [Deadline Sept. 30, 2013]

full name / name of organization: 
Kim Canuette Grimaldi & Alex Ponomareff
contact email: 
kcanuette@gmail.com, aponomar@complit.umass.edu

This Man...This Monster!: Superheroes, Disability, and Struggles with Normalcy

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

In an attempt to broaden the scope of both disabilities and comics discourse, this panel seeks papers that bring into dialogue examinations of disabled characters with the ways in which deformities, distortions, and disfigurement affect space, form, and image in comic books. Also, of particular interest are papers that question the normative nature of form, structure, or content involved in the construction of comics. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement to: kcanuette@gmail.com or aponomar@complit.umass.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2013

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond