Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of English are proud to announce the 21st annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
NIU's campus in DeKalb, Illinois March 22-23, 2013
The Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media is an interdisciplinary conference focused on exploring the connections between all segments of the liberal arts, as seen in text, media, and communication. We invite contributions from all fields within the liberal arts who see the same sorts of fascinating connections that we do.
This conference theme is inspired by the work of our keynote speaker, Hillary Chute, Newbauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. A 2006 graduate from Rutgers University, Chute has already established herself as a critical authority on graphic narrative with her book Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and as associate editor of Art Spiegelman's MetaMaus. She identifies her specific interest "in the relationships between word and image, fiction and nonfiction that we see in contemporary comic."
Please submit your one-page proposal to email@example.com by January 30, 2013. We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers. For additional information, please e-mail us or visit our website: http://rpcatherwood.wix.com/mcllm.