[UPDATE] Graphic Novel Panel for PAMLA (Nov. 1-3, 2013); Deadline: April 15, 2013

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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(This is an update because the wrong deadline was in the header of the previous posting.)

We are currently seeking proposals for papers to be presented as part of a standing session on the Graphic Novel at the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2013.

With its origins in newspapers, popular comic books and other venues, the graphic novel has come into its own as a genre of literary expression meriting scholarly attention. We seek presentations that analyze the various texts and related images that make up this vibrant tradition. Presentations may address graphic texts from a variety of cultures and time periods, texts that adhere faithfully to the conventions of graphic narrative or those on the fringe that repeatedly bend or break them.

To submit a proposal, go to "http://www.pamla.org/2013/" and click on "Submit a Proposal Now". Submissions are due by April 15, 2013. If a paper is accepted, one must join the PAMLA by June 1, 2013, in order to present at the conference. Additional proposal guidelines are available at the PAMLA website.