Cultural Studies Book on Brad Pitt

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans
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Proposals are being solicited for an edited volume organized around the subject of Brad Pitt.  The editors envision a book on Brad Pitt that ranges broadly across the humanities, with chapters focusing on film studies, gender & sexuality, architecture, eco-criticism & critical regionalism, and popular culture. 

We welcome abstracts for theoretically informed essays on topics such as: 

Analyses of individual Brad Pitt film roles, or comparative studies of Pitt's performances across different films

Brad Pitt as sex icon; Brad Pitt as uber-father

Brad Pitt and architecture

Brad Pitt and environment (urban, wilderness, & others)

Brad Pitt and violence

Images of Brad Pitt (how they travel, what they are used for)

"Brad Pitt for Mayor" (Brad Pitt in New Orleans)

Brad Pitt as mainstream star; Brad Pitt as cultural rogue

Brad Pitt cameo appearances

Brad Pitt's literary personae ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Legends of the Fall, Fight Club, A River Runs Through It, etc.)

Send abstracts of no more than 300 words by October 1 2011 to Christopher Schaberg at  Please also include current CV.  Final essays should be between 5000 and 8000 words, and will be due July 1 2012.