CFP: [General] Satrapi's works

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Colette Morrow
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Call for Papers on Marjane Satrapi’s Works (film, literature, and art)

Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, was an instant
success in France and the U.S. It has garnered numerous book prizes,
and the animated film version was awarded the Grand Prize of the Jury at
the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Satrapi’s other texts, including
children’s books, have been translated into numerous languages and
published worldwide. The proposed book of critical essays aims to
examine Satrapi’s works as literature, art, film and
cultural phenomena, bringing diverse ideological and theoretical
perspectives to bear on the
intellectual and political issues that they raise. Interdisciplinary
papers as well as analyses
rooted in disciplinary approaches are invited,including but not limited
to the following topics:
• interplay of intimate/public politics,
• genre (graphic novel, comedy, film, autobiography, children’s
literature, etc.),
• relation of text and graphics,
• representations of East and West,
• teaching approaches,
• audiences (local and global),
• immigration, boundaries, and border crossings (physical,
cultural, psychological, and spiritual),
• intersections of gender, sexuality, class, age, and nationality,
• censorship,
• imprisonment, detention, and/or containment,
• Iranian cultures, history, and politics,
• U.S. foreign policies and their affect on Iran,
• Iran’s foreign policies and their local/global effects,
• resistance to and collusion with norms governing micro- and macro-
 social institutions,
• translation,
• hospitality and food, and
• drug use and addictions.

Non-U.S. based scholars are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
Whenever possible,
assistance with translation and formatting conventions will be provided.
By June 15, 2009
submit double-spaced, full-length essays VIA EMAIL ONLY to Colette Morrow
Professor of English, Purdue University Calumet)

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