First Four: The Films of Kasi Lemmons

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
D. E. Wynter / California State University Northridge
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We are extending the Call-for-Chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses and close 'readings' will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of Lemmons' films, as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. We are particularly interested in examinations of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity (2013), the adaptation of Caveman's Valentine (2001), the biopic of Petey Greene, Talk to Me (2007) and formal aesthetic examinations of Eve’s Bayou(1997). The submission date for abstracts is extended to June 1, 2018.