CFP: Desperate Housewives (7/31/05; collection)
Articles are solicited for a collection on the recent phenomena known as
Desperate Housewives – the darkly comic series about the ladies of Wisteria
Lane. Recipient of several awards including the People's Choice Award and
Golden Globe for Best Television – Musical or Comedy, Desperate Housewives
became the surprise hit of the television season. Has the series done for
suburban women what Sex and the City did for the single girl?
The essays chosen for inclusion in Reading Desperate Housewives must be
learned but not difficult to understand, original but not obscure, ingenious
but not abstract. The collection aims to train attention on pioneering areas
of research and groundbreaking critical approaches to television today, thus
generating lively debate as well as providing an intellectual and creative
platform for thinking differently about contemporary television culture.
Innovation is encouraged, intellectual curiosity demanded and difference
Papers can be of varying lengths, anything from between 2,000 and 5,000
words. Deadline: 31 July 2005. Include with your piece a brief CV. If your
article is chosen for final consideration, you will be notified in August.
At this time we will notify you of the final deadline.
Dr Janet McCabe, Research Associate (TV Drama), Manchester Metropolitan
Kim Akass, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, London Metropolitan University
Send correspondence to: janetandkim_at_hotmail.com
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