CFP: [Postcolonial] Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture(s)

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Ana Mendes
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Salman Rushdie’s work is overflowing with visual images. Essays are
invited for an anthology tentatively entitled Salman Rushdie and Visual
Culture(s) that seeks to shed light on Rushdie’s fictional and non-
fictional writings and their various connections with visual culture. The
collection does not intend to set aside textuality, but draws it into
dialogue with visuality. Some possible topics for consideration include,
but are not limited to:
- film;
- photography (e.g. The Ground Beneath Her Feet and essays on portrait
- painting (e.g. The Moor’s Last Sigh);
- sculpture (e.g. Rushdie’s collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor in
Blood Relations);
- advertising;
- mapping;
- television (e.g. The Aliens Show in The Satanic Verses;
- the materiality of Rushdie’s books (e.g. covers and design).
Note that this is an update to a previous call for papers issued for the
collection “Salman Rushdie and Cinema”, to be incorporated into the
present one. A reputed academic publisher has shown interest in
publishing the collection and is waiting on a detailed proposal. Please
send abstracts of up to 500 words, including a short cv, to Ana Mendes
(, University of Lisbon Center for English
Studies, Portugal, by 1 October, 2008.

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