Friday, 8 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 611, WSCC
A special session
Presiding: Johanna Drucker, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Speakers: Maria Faini, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Anna Gibbs, Univ. of Western Sydney; William Kuskin, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Vanessa Place, Les Figues Press; Christine Wertheim, California Inst. of the Arts
This session explores the complexities of self-narration across media and formats with particular emphasis on those that blur genre lines. Autobiographical artists' books, graphic novels are often highly self-reflexive, and their metacharacter as books about books, or subversions of norms, makes them sites of citation and parody in which formal mimicry and content play with readers' expectations.
Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology
American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century