CFP: Comics and Graphic Novels at NJ College English Assoc. (1/2/07; NJCEA, 3/31/07)

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Edward Shannon
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30th Annual New Jersey College English Association
Spring Conference
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Over the past twenty years, the "graphic novel" has become a
mainstay--if second-class citizen--of the popular media. But can we
say the form is properly understood when two of the most highly regarded
"Graphic Novels"--Spiegelman's Maus and Satrapi's Persepolis--are not
"novels" at all? This panel seeks papers challenging conventional
perspectives of comics and graphic novels. Papers on all topics are
welcome, but considerations of non-genre works are encouraged.

Presenters should consider delivering their work in a pedagogical
manner, rather than simply reading papers. Visual and rhetorical aids
(i.e., handouts, illustrations) are encouraged, as is sharing work with
other panelists and distributing completed papers to the audience. For
suggestions, see: de Jonge, Julie Stephens "A Reflection on the
Conference Paper Format and Ideas for Change." Modern Language Studies
35.2, 2006. 82-90.

Please send abstract and CV by Jan 2, 2007 to: Edward Shannon,
Associate Professor of Literature, Ramapo College of NJ.

--Edward A. Shannon, Ph.D.Associate Professor of LiteratureConvener of LiteratureSchool of American and International StudiesRamapo College of New Jersey505 Ramapo Valley Rd.Mahwah, NJ 07430(201) 684-7425 Phone(201) 684-7973 Fax ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Nov 08 2006 - 12:14:53 EST