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Johnson Cheu <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 20:23:19 -0400
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CFP: Robin Williams: Essays on the Man and the Movies (contracted  
collection) (4/18/2016)
With his untimely passing in 2014, Robin Williams left behind a huge  
body of film work, from comedies to dramas, to satire, to animation  
and voice-over work.
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the filmic work and  
artistry of Robin Williams. All films and theoretical approaches  
Possible topics may include but are not limited to (Listed films are  
merely suggestions):
?	Comedies
?	Dramas
?	Good Will Hunting
?	Youth Culture (Jack, Jumanji, Hook, Toys, Popeye etc.)
?	Medical Narratives/Disability (Patch Adams, Awakenings, House of D)
?	Queer/cross-dressing (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Boulevard, The  
Night Crawler)
?	Sci-Fi/Afterlife (Bicentennial Man, The Final Cut, A.I., What Dreams  
May Come)
?	Collaborations with Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Man of the  
Year, Toys)
?	Villainy and other approaches to One Hour Photo
?	Animation (Aladdin, etc.)
?	Dead Poet?s Society
?	Politics/History (Man of the Year, Moscow on the Hudson, Good  
Morning, Vietnam, Jakob the Liar, etc.)
?	Williams as ?Everyman?
?	Williams and Fatherhood/Father Figure, broadly conceived: (Father?s  
Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, etc.)
?	Williams and improv in his films
?	Williams as ?character actor?
?	Being Human
?	The Fisher King
?	The World According to Garp
?	Night at the Museum series

Notes: I am away at PCA 20-27 March, 2016; email will be slow

Book is under contract! Deadlines for drafts etc. will be FIRM! Timely  
communication and responses will be expected.

By 17 April 2016, please submit a 250-500 word abstract and one-page  
CV to Johnson Cheu ([log in to unmask])

Dr. Johnson Cheu
Fixed-Term Assistant Professor
Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
434 Farm Lane, Rm. 235
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
517/355-2400 (D) 517/353-5250

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