Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books NOTE: The deadline for this CFP has been extended to 12 March! Call for Papers for a proposed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 5-8 Jan. 2012, Seattle, Washington. Jointly sponsored by the MLA Children’s Literature Division and the MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Discussion Group. This panel will explore the possible relationships between comics and picture books, two imagetext genres implicated in children’s literacy learning which, despite overlapping formally and aesthetically, nonetheless stand apart socially and culturally. The potential application of picture book theory to comics, and, conversely, comics theory to picture books,Read More →