Special Issue, Journal of Boyhood Studies

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Jeffery Dennis/Journal of Boyhood Studies
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Papers wanted for a special issue of Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, "Boyhood on Film." We are not interested in reviews of specific films per se, but in historical, cultural, literary, and sociological analyses of how boys, both preteen and adolescent, have been portrayed in film. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome. We are particularly interested in papers that acknowledge and address differences in race, class, nationality, and sexual orientation. Papers should be between 3500 and 4000 words and use APA style. Possible topics might include:

Boys and their Fathers in Film
Race, Class, and Boyhood
The Schoolboy's Tale
Boys and Aliens
Civilizing the Feral Child
The Demonic Child
The Gay Bildungsroman
The Disneyfication of Boyhood
The Boy-Man
Submit an abstract and a cv or the complete manuscript to Dr. Jeffery Dennis, dennisjp@oneonta.edu. The submission deadline is March 1, 2010. Final versions of accepted manuscripts will be due by August 1, 2010.