CFP: Neil Gaiman (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Nowell Marshall

CFP: Neil Gaiman (grad) (2/1/06; disjunctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at Disjunctions, the
University of California,
Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Conference, April 7-8, 2006. In keeping
with this year's
theme, Lost in Translation, this panel attempts to investigate how Neil
Gaiman's work translates
into academia.

Although he is probably best known for his Sandman series of graphic novels,
Gaiman is
also an acclaimed novelist. In an attempt to unify Gaiman's canon, this
panel welcomes readings
of both the Sandman and of his novels: Neverwhere, Good Omens, Stardust,
American Gods,
Coraline, and Anansi Boys.

Suggested topics include

Gaiman's role as contemporary Gothic author
Intertextuality and mythology
Gaiman as transatlantic, American, or British author
Gender and sexuality
Dreams, the psyche, and subjectivity
Witchcraft, the supernatural, and the uncanny
Fantasy and/as literature
Visual narrative and the graphic novel

Email abstracts of approximately 250 words to
on or before
Feb. 1, 2006. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.

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