(Deadline Extended by MMLA) Visualizing Cultures and Collectivity in the Classroom: Teaching Graphic Narratives (MMLA 2020)

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

CFP: Visualizing Cultures and Collectivity in the Classroom: Teaching Graphic Narratives (MMLA 2020)

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity” offers a broad range of possibility to explore the pedagogical potentials of graphic narratives. The Teaching Graphic Narratives permanent session for the MMLA conference seeks proposals that focus on various ways of reading, teaching, and responding to graphic narratives. Topics may include, but are not limited to: various modes of collectivity in graphic narratives, comics communities, collaboration between writers and artists, collaborative pedagogy, graphic representations of marginalized communities and cultures, subcultures and countercultures in graphic narratives, collective movements in the history of comics and graphic narratives, and comics and graphic narratives as collective responses to political and social challenges.

Please submit proposals (250 words) and bios (including institutional affiliation, academic position, and email address) to Lan Dong (ldong4@uis.edu) by May 31, 2020.

Additional information about MMLA 2020 conference is available online.