The Prisoner and Philosophy (MARCH 2010)
Call for Chapters for The Prisoner & Philosophy: It Takes a Village (Open Court)
Ed. Jason Lee and Kim Paffenroth
This edited collection examines the new series of The Prisoner (2009) and the original. Both instantiations of the story raise important philosophical issues, and act as touchstones in current debates. We therefore seek work from scholars who work in many fields, including, but not exclusively, Philosophy, English, Theology, Political Science, Psychology, and Film and Television Studies. Rachel Ray writing in The Telegraph claims the new series is better than the original, and asks the fundamental question "Are you part of the solution, or the problem?" Regardless of the relative merits or values of the two versions, the new one is clearly working on building a "thicker" mythos, as well as most likely reaching a much larger audience. Comparison between old and new will therefore be especially relevant.
Due date MARCH 1, 2010 for proposals.
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