UPDATE: Barry Hannah (3/31/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Martyn Bone
contact email: 
bone@hum.ku.dk

CFP: Proposed volume on Barry Hannah (2nd CFP)

This is a second CFP for a proposed volume of critical essays on the work of
Barry Hannah. After issuing the first call for papers in December 2002, and
collating the resulting proposals during the spring of 2003, I submitted a
proposal to an American university press. This press is now poised to offer
an advance contract, providing that the volume--currently comprised of an
introduction, nine essays, an interview with Hannah, and an
afterword--fulfils a couple of requirements. The main requirement is that
the volume deals, in some shape or form, with all of Hannah's works. As
such, I am issuing this second call for papers in order to solicit at least
one or two further essays that each address one or more of the following
works:

_Power and Light: A Novella for the Screen_ (1983)
_Hey Jack!_ (1987);
_Boomerang_ (1989).

I am still prepared to consider proposals for essays that cover other Hannah
works (especially _The Tennis Handsome_ [1983]), especially if they also
deal with one or more of the above-listed texts. However, please note that
the above-listed books are those that, in its current form, the proposed
volume does not cover at all, and proposals covering these texts will be
given preference.

Please note too that the overarching approach of the volume is broadly
"cultural," rather than formal. In other words, I am not looking for further
essays that cover Hannah's use of literary style, form, or genre.

As stated in the original CFP, potential subjects include, but are not
confined to:
 Hannah and postmodernity (his work's representation, mediation
and/or criticism
of the cultures, economies, societies, etc., of postmodernity)
 Hannah as Southern, postsouthern or anti-Southern writer (esp. in
comparative relation to other Southern, American or international writers)
 Masculinity (the Southern male (anti-) hero, gender relations,
anxieties over masculinity in the contemporary South or postmodern world)
 Race and/or class (including Hannah in relation, or contrast, to
poor white Southern writers such as Harry Crews, Dorothy Allison, or Larry
Brown)

Please submit all proposals (between 300-500 words) as soon as possible,
preferably i) by e-mail attachment; ii) not later than 31 March 2004. I
hope to secure the advance contract by early summer 2004.

Email: bone_at_hum.ku.dk
Tel: 0045 35 32 85 96 (office)

Dr. Martyn Bone
English Institute
University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Humanities
Njalsgade 130
2300 Copenhagen S.
Denmark

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