Inking the Self: Autobiography in Comics, Deadline September 30, 2009

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Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Conference (contact: Miriam Brown Spiers)
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What are the advantages of presenting autobiography in a graphic format, rather than in print text? How are autobiographical comics related to other comics and to one another, and what seems to be the impetus for creating such a comic? This panel seeks papers about a wide variety of autobiographical comics artists in an attempt to chart and understand this emerging genre. Send 300-500 word abstracts to Miriam Brown Spiers. More details about the NeMLA conference can be found at their website,