Panels from a Life: The Graphic Novel Memoir (NEMLA 2013)

What happens to the examined life when it is presented in comic book form? Our panel will consider the emerging genre of Graphic Novel memoirs ranging from personal narratives of growth, conflict and self-discovery ( e.g. Thompson's Blankets, Bechdel's Fun Home and Are You My Mother?) to autobiographical journalism (e.g. Gilbert's The Photographer) to more layered creations (such as Maus) where the personal blends with the historical. All critical ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NEMLA
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
Interdisciplinary
Genre & Form
Popular Culture
Comics & Graphic Novels
Aesthetics
Anthropology/Sociology
Cultural Studies
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