CFP: Hollywood Motherhood (4/1/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Roth, Elaine
contact email: 
elaroth@iusb.edu

CFP: Hollywood Motherhood (collection)

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As E. Ann Kaplan has said, the mother has traditionally been a
paradoxical figure: present but absent, everywhere but nowhere,
necessary but existing on the margins of discourse. In recent years,
excellent scholarship on motherhood in film has been produced--work that
examines motherhood from historical, psychoanalytic, and/or generic
perspectives. Nonetheless, further work needs to consider more fully
the context(s) within which cinematic representations of motherhood are
created. This is a particularly important question for Hollywood films,
which are produced within a cultural institution that privileges
consumerism, physical culture, and youth. We are accepting submissions
for a collection that will investigate Hollywood's paradigm of
motherhood in all of its forms. Essays may be close readings and/or
historical analyses. They may use any theoretically informed method and
treat any stage of motherhood and any period, genre, or style of film.
(Comparative approaches that treat motherhood in independent,
avant-garde, or international films are also welcomed.)

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If interested, please send a 300-500 word proposal, brief bibliography,
and vita by April 1, 2004. Completed papers will be due October 1,
2004.

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All proposals and correspondence can be sent via e-mail to Elaine Roth
at Indiana University South Bend (elaroth_at_iusb.edu). Other co-editors
are Heather Addison (Western Michigan University) and Mary Kate
Goodwin-Kelly (Saint Mary's College).

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______________________________

Elaine Roth

Assistant Professor of Film Studies

English Department

Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, IN 46634

(574) 237-4224

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