CFP: Teaching Graphic Novels (3/20/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

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"The Graphic Novel in the Literature Classroom" - a proposed session for the
Midwest Modern Language Association.

Since Art Spiegelman's Maus won the Pulitzer Prize and garnered wide-spread
acclaim in academia, graphic novels have increasingly been taught at the
university level. This session will explore the role of graphic novels in the
literature classroom; in particular, papers that examine both the possibilities
and limitations/drawbacks of teaching specific graphic novels are sought.
Possible topics: papers that analyze the pedagogical possibilities of specific
graphic novels, offer sample assignments or prompts, pairings of graphic novels
and other texts, including novels, films, theoretical readings, etc.

Please send 500 word abstracts and a short CV to by 3/20/06

Laura Beadling

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