From: Dara Greenwald (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 24 2009 - 13:35:12 PDT
Claire Denis - Call for Chapter Proposals
**Due November 1, 2009**
Chapter proposals are invited for the first edited book on the themes
and films of Claire Denis. As Denis’ films are rich in subject matter,
story, theme and contemporary concerns, the preference is for a cross-
disciplinary perspective, which may include film studies but does not
have to concentrate solely on or derive from it. Also, as Denis has
released two new films in 2008 and 2009, some proposed writings about
these films, their themes and relationship to Denis’ body of work
would be appreciated. Collaborations are invited, especially between
scholars, artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, philosophers, etc. of
differing media and field. Solid interview proposals between potential
contributors, writers, etc. and/or people with whom Denis’ regularly
works, will also be considered. Must include letter of collaboration
or interview with proposal.
Final selected chapters DO NOT have to be written in English.
Translation of chapter in any language will be provided, but only for
accepted chapters. Proposals must be in English.
Topics may relate to the following subjects, but are not limited to:
human geography, global citizenship, foreignness, the future of race
and immigration, family psychology, kinship, exile, identity
development, gender, geopolitical bodies, fathering/parenting,
nationalism, border politics, sexuality, post-colonialism and
decolonization, language and communication, African history,
biracialism, landscape interpretation, multiculturalism, music and
The publisher is Atropos Press and the editor is Marjorie Vecchio,
PhD, Director and curator, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of
Nevada, Reno; and Fall 2009 M.M. Fort Foundation Scholar-in-Residence,
Columbus State University, GA.
Submission through email to email suppressed, subject line in email
should read DENIS BOOK. Please use same email for questions.
Submission should include:
1) 1 to 2 page chapter proposal describing your subject and strategy;
2) 1 writing sample (max. 10 pages);
3) CV or resume; and
4) if proposing collaboration or interview, include a letter of
interest/confirmed collaboration or interview.
Proposals due by November 1, 2009. Chapter due date: TBA. Publication
date is late 2010 or 2011.
Please forward this Call for Chapters!
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.