SCREEN-L Archives

June 2006, Week 1


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Patricia White <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 2 Jun 2006 13:54:42 -0400
text/plain (55 lines)
Deadline extended! 
                                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

Camera Obscura is planning a special issue titled Fabulous! The Diva 
Issue.  From actual goddesses to 21st century divinities in film, 
television, and popular music, the figure of the diva has captivated, 
inspired, and appalled.   She (and, maybe, he?) is larger-than-life 
and carries with her the cultural and psychic baggage of individuals, 
communities, and nations.  We are looking for essays (5,000-6,000 
words) and shorter "appreciations" (500-1400 words) that consider the 
intersection of film, television, or music divas with gender, 
sexuality, race/ethnicity, and class. 

Submissions can address general aspects of cinematic, televisual, or 
music divadom or can focus on particular divas.  Shorter 
appreciations should be written from a scholar-fan perspective, 
although this approach might also inform the essays.

Among the topics submissions might address are:

      The investments of particular groups or communities in divas
      Divas and nation(alism)
      The diva as commodity
      Non-Western divas and notions of divadom
      The case for the male diva
      Genre and the diva
      The social and/or psychic work of the diva
      Feminism and the diva
      The queer diva
      Working class divas

New deadline for submissions is August 1, 2006.  Submissions should 
follow Chicago Manual of Style specifications for manuscript 
preparation.  Send submission to:

                                  	Professor Alexander Doty, 
Special Issue Editor
			Camera Obscura
Department of Film Studies
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010

Patricia White
Associate Professor, English Literature
Chair, Film and Media Studies
Swarthmore College

on sabbatical 05-06
646-733-7167 (cell phone)

For past messages, visit the Screen-L Archives: