CFP: Public Reactions to Disasters (collection)

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RAY BROWNE MAKES A CALL FOR AUTHORS: BOOK PROJECT

        "PUBLIC REACTIONS TO EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS"

Authors are wanted for a collection of essays on "Public Reactions to
Extraordinary Events," to be edited by Profs. Art Neal and Ray Browne.
Authors of essays should address the issues of the event itself and an
analysis of the trauma-like responses to the event by the public. In
other words, what the impact of the event was and continues to be on
society. Essays should be no more than 15 pages, including notes and
bibliographies (following the PMLA or latest Chicago Style Manual
sheet). Interested authors should send abstracts to either

Prof. Art Neal
3215 SW 66th Ave.,
Portland, OR 97225
neal_at_spiritone.com

or

Ray Browne,
Popular Press, Bowling Green Univ., Bowling Green, OH43403
(rbrowne_at_bgnet.bgsu.edu)

Some topics:

Celebrity status and death symbolism:

The accidental Death of Princess Diana
The Untimely Death of Elvis Presley
The Suicidal death of Marilyn Monroe
The Assassination of John Lenon
The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Travel Disasters:

Sinking of the Titanic
Explosion of the Hindenburg Dirigible
The Challenger Explosion
Flight 201 Explosion over Lockerby, Scotland

Criminal Victimation:

Massacre at Columbine High School l(Littleton, Colorado)
Bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City
The Charles Whitman Case
St. Valentine Day Massacre
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping and Murder

Natural Disasters:

Johnstown Flood (or the Buffalo Creek Flood)
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s
The Tornadoes of 1999 (Oklahoma and Kansas)

This project should attract scholars of all backgrounds
and interests. Go for it!

Peter Rollins
RollinsPC_at_aol.com

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Received on Wed May 26 1999 - 17:40:30 EDT

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journals_and_collections_of_essays