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A limited number of contributors are being sought for additional entries to 
an edited volume on mockumentaries.

In an entertainment era overwhelmed by "reality" shows, the parody and 
satire of the mockumentary, or "fictional documentary," take on even 
greater appeal.  From the BBC's 1957 April Fool's broadcast of 
Panorama's  "Swiss Spaghetti Harvest" to the genre's latest addition, To 
Kill a Mockumentary (2006), mockumentaries have critiqued, lampooned, and 
had a good, hard laugh at everything from the taken-for-granteds of 
everyday life to our most cherished cultural icons.  This volume will 
explore the powerful social and cultural commentary inherent in fictional 
documentaries, as well as their evolving roles in the wider cultural 
contexts from which they emerge.

Of particular interest are essays on historical mockumentaries, 
mockumentaries commenting on social class, mockumentaries originating 
outside the United States, as well as authorship of these fictional 
documentaries -- particularly articles written by mockumentarians about 
their film projects.

Please direct inquiries and proposals no later than 1 March, 2007 to:

Cynthia Miller
Emerson College
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