CFP: On the Verge of Tears: Why the Movies, Television, Music, and Literature Make us Cry (7/1/07; collection)

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David Lavery
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David Lavery (Brunel University, London) and Michele Byers (St. Mary's
University, Canada), the editors of this in-development book, seek
submissions on the subject of crying inspired by art.

We welcome any type of writing on the subject from memoirs and personal
essays to critical interpretations and more theoretical pieces. Contributors
may, of course, come from any discipline or field and need not be academics.

The idea for this book came out of a piece one of us wrote for an upcoming
issue of the online journal Flow. A pre-publication draft of the piece can
be read here:

We are open to pieces of any length, from a few paragraphs to 5,000 words.
Submissions should be sent as Word or .rtf e-mail attachments. Although we
prefer submission of finished pieces, we welcome your questions and
proposals as well. All correspondence should be sent to both of us via

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2007.

--Well my friends are gone and my hair is greyI ache in the places where I used to playAnd Im crazy for love but I'm not coming onI'm just paying my rent every dayIn the tower of songI said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get?Hank Williams hasn't answered yetBut I hear him coughing all night longA hundred floors above meIn the tower of song--Leonard CohenDavid Lavery, Chair in Film & TV, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB83PH, UK; Website: http:/ | Voice Mail: +44 (0)1895 266358;Mobile: 07733450288; Fax: +44 (0) 1895 269768; Co-Editor, SLAYAGE& CRITICAL STUDIES IN TELEVISION. Author of JOSS WHEDON, A CREATIVEPORTRAIT (forthcoming); author/editor/co-editor of books on LOST, TWINPEAKS, X-FILES, SOPRANOS, BUFFY, TELEPARODY, SEINFELD, DEADWOOD, GILMOREGIRLS, HEROES. ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Mar 05 2007 - 14:01:10 EST