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[UPDATE] Mike Leigh’s Politics and Poetics. Anthology. Polished essay due August 15, 2011.
full name / name of organization:
Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, both Assistant Professors at Oklahoma City University’s Department of Moving Image Arts
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship that examines various aspects of Mike Leigh’s life and career as a writer-director by scholars from a variety of disciplines employing a range of critical methodologies. These essays will cover all phases of the BAFTA-award-winning director’s career, from his early television work to his theatrical films, including Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), Secrets & Lies (1996), Career Girls (1997), Topsy-Turvy (1999), All or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Another Year (2010). We are interested in receiving abstracts over the next few months, and completed papers in the summertime. Feel free to send what you have now and give an idea of what the final submission will look like.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
· close-readings of individual Leigh films (especially welcome at this point would be papers on Another Year, Naked, and Secrets and Lies).
Contacts and editors: Bryan Cardinale-Powell and Marc DiPaolo, both Assistant Professors at Oklahoma City University’s Department of Moving Image Arts.
Please contact both of us with your ideas before beginning significant work on the chapter so we can ensure that the contributors do not duplicate one another’s submissions. Ideally, we would like you to contact us with ideas as soon as possible. Final submissions are due August 15, 2011. Please send abstracts and/or final submissions, along with a brief biographical sketch, directly to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.