CFP: Wizards on Film/TV/Video & Computer Games (9/15/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
michael.a.torregrossa@gmail.com

*>> Call for Contributors << *

REEL WIZARDS: REPRESENTATIONS OF MAGIC AND MAGIC USERS IN FILM
Deadline for Proposals: September 15, 2006

In J. R. R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS, the Hobbits are warned, "Do no=
t
meddle in the affairs of wizards"; yet, few readers today, in a time when
the wizard features so prominently in both popular culture and scholarship,
would choose to follow this admonition. Accepting this as a given, proposal=
s
are now being accepted for an essay collection investigating the
representation of magic-wielding figures in electronic multimedia.

This volume is intended to serve as a casebook for further academic researc=
h
on magic-using characters in film, television, and video and computer games=
.
We hope to include a number of essays that offer surveys/overviews of
specific mages or media as well as a limited number of spaces for
investigations of specific films.

As an aid to potential contributors (and those interested in pursuing
further research on the wizard figure), a listing of potential topics and a
working bibliography devoted to studies on wizards can be found online at <
http://mtorregrossa.home.att.net/cfp/wizards.htm>.

Please address any questions or paper proposals to the editor at the
addresses listed below. At present, we are considering proposals of 500 to
1000 words or completed papers of no more than 6000 words. All material sen=
t
electronically should be in MS Word or RTF format.

Please submit proposals or papers to the editor at <
Michael.A.Torregrossa_at_gmail.com>
by September 15, 2006.

Alternatively, send material via regular mail to:
Michael Torregrossa
34 Second Street
Smithfield, RI 02917-3627

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